Ontario Provincial Police
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What we do

Our officers are responsible for policing over one million square kilometres of land and waterways. We provide expert front-line, investigative and administrative police service to the people of Ontario.

The OPP is trusted to:

  • patrol all provincial highways (including the 400-series highways)
  • patrol numerous provincial waterways
  • provide police service to any rural communities in Ontario that don’t have their own municipal or regional police service
  • investigate province-wide and cross-jurisdictional major crimes (i.e. organized crime, trafficking, smuggling)
  • investigate major cases (i.e. homicide, kidnapping) and or provide major case investigation support to municipal or regional police services when requested
  • provide front-line municipal police services, under contract, to hundreds of communities
  • provide air support for search and rescue, prisoner transport and investigation
  • provide administrative support to several First Nations Policing programs
  • provide specialized response services across the province
  • provide protection to visiting politicians and government representatives (including the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)
  • provide security services in government buildings (Special Constables)
  • provide provincial Offender Transport services
  • work closely with other provincial agencies, including the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Natural Resources to enforce highway safety and conservation regulations

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The year in numbers

Every year, we publish our OPP Annual Report. This report contains detailed statistics and highlights our milestones and accomplishments for the previous year. The following statistics are from 2016:


1.9+ milliontotal calls received by OPP Provincial Communications Centres - 97.6% were answered within 12 seconds or less
754,000+Total Calls for Service
323Municipalities receiving municipal police services in Ontario, on a cost-recovery basis
52Municipal and regional police partners across Ontario
98.6%Respondents to the OPP Provincial Community Satisfaction Survey who indicated they felt “very safe” or “safe” in their community
128+ millionkilometres logged on OPP vehicles
1+ millionsquare kilometres of land and water patrolled
4,568Vehicles in the OPP fleet (patrol, investigative, multi-use, specialty, marine, motorized snow and all-terrain)
127,000+kilometres of provincial roadways patrolled
$14.5+ millionThe cost to the OPP for providing 210,000 hours of services to Ontario’s municipal and regional police service partners
13.6 millionpeople in Ontario served by the OPP
5.4+ millionhours worked solely in local OPP detachments across the province, providing cost effective policing services to municipalities
$44+ millionTotal Value of Drugs Seized
551,000+charges laid under both federal and provincial statutes
$12,696,489Total Forfeitures of property confirmed to have been acquired through or used for unlawful activity

Programs and Services

  • 24-Hour Proactive and Reactive Policing/Investigation
  • Indigenous Policing
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Auxiliary Policing
  • Aviation
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Breath Analysis
  • Canine
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Response
  • Child Exploitation Investigation
  • Communications
  • Community Policing
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Court Case Management
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention and Community Safety
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Scene of Crime Analysis and Forensic Identification
  • Hate Crimes/Extremism Investigation
  • Illegal Gaming Investigation
  • Incident Command
  • Intelligence
  • Major Case Management
  • Marine/Motorized Snow Vehicle/All-Terrain Vehicle
  • Media Relations
  • Offender Transportation
  • Ontario Sex Offender Registry
  • Organized Crime Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Protective Services
  • Public Order
  • RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere)
  • Search and Rescue
  • Surveillance - Electronic and Physical
  • Tactics and Rescue
  • Technical Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction
  • Technological Crime
  • Traffic Safety
  • Training
  • Underwater Search and Recovery
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Violent Crime Linkage Analysis
  • Victim Assistance
OPP search and rescue OPP UCRT OPP officers OPP marine officers

Investigations

The Ontario Provincial Police needs your help. Without the public's assistance, many of these cases could remain unsolved. If you have any information, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).