KAWARTHA LAKES-Two new police officers are coming to the City of Kawartha Lakes.
They are among twelve experienced police officers join Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments in Central Region after successfully completing their training.
The officers celebrated their graduation during a ceremony today at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia. They come from various police services in Canada, with 130 years of combined policing experience that will greatly benefit our detachments and communities.
The experienced officers have been deployed to the following detachments:
· Bracebridge – 1 officer
· City of Kawartha Lakes – 2 officers
· Northumberland – 2 officers
· Nottawasaga – 4 officers
· Orillia – 2 officers
· Peterborough County – 1 officer
“Working with community partners and stakeholders to ensure public safety through a collaborative effort of crime prevention and law enforcement is at the centre of policing in Ontario. The combined 130 years of experience these officers bring to detachments in Central Region is invaluable. They will be a great resource to further enhance our commitment to provide exceptional frontline service. I welcome the 12 experienced officers that now proudly wear the OPP uniform and look forward to their contributions as they serve with pride, professionalism and honour.” – Chief Superintendent Dwight Peer, Commander, Central Region, Ontario Provincial Police.
It’s unclear if these are replacing officers who have left due to retirement or resignation or if they are new positions.
The OPP is actively hiring experienced police officers through the Experienced Police Officer program, which acknowledges the experience of qualified and professional police officers seeking employment with the OPP. Officers currently serving or having served within the past two years with another police agency in Canada may apply directly to the OPP. For more information, visit www.opp.ca/careers.