200 New OPP Officers

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OPP Officers Face Masks

In response to concerns about understaffing, burnout, and mental health. Premier Doug Ford announced the hiring of 200 additional officers for the Ontario Provincial Police.

Premier Ford said as the province recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, officers must have the tools they need to do their job and stay healthy while doing it.

โ€œThat’s why our government is putting more boots on the ground to crack down on the criminals who would rob families and individuals of the chance to rebuild their lives during this very difficult period,โ€ Ford said.

The hiring of new officers builds on a report by the OPP Independent Review Panel, which was tasked with studying the workplace culture of the provincial police service. The panel issued 66 recommendations, of which 48 are being implemented.

By: Mike McDonald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

6 COMMENTS

  1. Why is he not extending the same concern over our schools? Doug Ford has never had a plan for students and schools. Wake up Doug!

  2. More cops to issue more tickets, I travel 20 minutes to work and on any given day I see more then 5 cop cars sometimes more and at least one car pulled over getting a ticket.
    If they want for sure tickets they know where to sit on that little stretch of 50 at shift change, oh this is the money path.
    But sure, I guess we need more officers to file reports on break in and vandalism, cause unless the perp walks in and surrenders they sure donโ€™t pursue the little crimes to any extent.
    A bigger impact would be for police to drive around and loop in and out of streets instead of hiding in bushes waiting to nab a speeder or heaven forbid a person who didnโ€™t bother to seat belt for the quick jot to the store just down the street, thank goodness he was looking down at his lap, I do wonder what he was looking at, ๐Ÿ™ˆ catching these criminals only if not in the middle of a text, thank you officer for not looking up as I sped by, always use cruise control now, lol. Oh yea, these are the real criminals to spend more time on as more homes get robbed due to lack of proper policing. ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ˜ท

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