Behind the Badge –
The Story of the Ontario Provincial Police
The OPP Museum offers a unique perspective on the history of policing in Ontario. The current exhibit, Behind the Badge – The Story of the Ontario Provincial Police – invites visitors to explore more than 100 years of proud policing tradition. Through all new displays, Behind the Badge examines what life was like in the early days of the force for officers and their families; explores OPP driven developments in investigation and forensic science; showcases uniform and insignia styles, and recognizes significant milestones in the organization’s development.
Kids are invited to put on a puppet show at the community theatre, solve the crime at the forensics worktables, read about what police officers do and engage in the many policing themed games and activities. Old and young alike are encouraged to try on a uniform for size and pause for a photo in the detachment locker room. And don’t forget the vintage vehicles also on display including the recently fully restored 1931 Henderson motorcycle (the oldest original OPP vehicle); Car 1, a 1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe cruiser, and Temagami – the OPP’s first patrol boat which was launched in 1949.
Bring your family and friends and see what it’s all about – Behind the Badge!