The following media release was distributed by the Ontario Provincial Police on May 16:
Police Week is an annual recognition week that focuses on acknowledging police services and increasing community awareness around policing.
(ORILLIA, ON) – Are you passionate about making a difference and helping build safer communities within Ontario? During this year’s Police Week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging candidates who are dedicated to upholding the law and serving their communities to consider this challenging and rewarding career path.
With hundreds of members eligible for retirement over the next few years, there has never been a better time to apply to the OPP. Whether you are interested in becoming a police officer, auxiliary member (volunteer) or working in a civilian role, the OPP has a job opportunity for you.
Uniform officers are trusted and relied upon to assist members of the public in cases of emergencies, day or night. During an officer’s career, there are many opportunities to experience different specialized policing roles including technical collision investigator, scenes of crime officer and mental health crisis response team member, to name a few.
Civilians are non-uniform members who provide critical support to the communities we serve. There are hundreds of civilian careers to choose from, ranging from positions in Civilian Data Entry (CDE) to roles within the Provincial Communications Centres (PCCs) as well as administrative, specialized and managerial positions.
Special constables are civilian members who have been given limited peace officer or police officer powers by the Commissioner for a specific job or task. Special constables have a wide array of roles within the OPP.
Auxiliary members are dedicated volunteers who are trained to assist with frontline policing operations to ensure the safety of our communities. Volunteering part-time with the OPP Auxiliary Program is a great way to make a difference in your community.
Candidates are encouraged to visit opp.ca/careers where they can find out more information about the above positions, the minimum qualifications, as well as instructions on how to apply.
The OPP is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The OPP is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes as necessary.
About the Ontario Provincial Police
The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America’s largest deployed police services with more than 5,500 uniform officers, 2,500 civilian employees and 600 auxiliary members. The OPP provides essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people and visitors to the province of Ontario.
Bryant,S.,OPP Media(2022,May16) OPP Uniform Recruitment – OPPortunities to Help Build Safer Communities [media release]