Ontario Provincial Police
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP; French: Police provinciale de l'Ontario) is the provincial police service of Ontario. Under its provincial mandate, the OPP patrols provincial highways and waterways, protects provincial government buildings and officials, patrols unincorporated areas, and provides support to other agencies. The OPP also has a number of local mandates through contracts with municipal governments, where it acts as the local police force and provides front-line services.
|Ontario Provincial Police|
Police provinciale de l'Ontario
|Motto||Safe Communities, A Secure Ontario|
|Formed||13 October 1909|
|Employees||5,500 uniformed officers|
700 auxiliary officers
2,500 civilian employees
|Annual budget||$1,162,690,448 (CAD), 2019–2020 operating expenses|
|Operations jurisdiction||Ontario, Canada|
|Governing body||Ministry of the Solicitor General|
|Headquarters||777 Memorial Avenue|
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
With an annual budget of nearly $1.2 billion, the OPP employed 5,500 uniformed officers, 700 auxiliary officers, and 2,500 civilian employees in 2020, making it the largest police service in Ontario and the second-largest in Canada (after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). The OPP's operations are directed by its commissioner (Thomas Carrique since 2019) and it is a part of the Ministry of the Solicitor General.