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OPP welcomes 13 new constables to Central Region

Chief superintendent thanks recruits for 'dedication already shown'
Thirteen new provincial constables have joined OPP Central Region.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region is welcoming 13 provincial constables who graduated on Thursday after completing their training at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer and the Ontario Provincial Police Academy in Orillia.

The 13 new officers, who are part of Class 496, join Central Region with diverse backgrounds and experience, and are committed to working collaboratively with our communities to prevent crime and improve public safety.

The new provincial constables have been deployed to the following detachments:

  • Caledon (one officer)
  • City of Kawartha Lakes (three officers)
  • Collingwood (two officers)
  • Dufferin (one officer)
  • Haliburton Highlands (one officer)
  • Huntsville (one officer)
  • Northumberland (one officer)
  • Orillia (three officers)

“I want to personally welcome the 13 officers who have joined Central Region. Community engagement is at the cornerstone of policing and these officers will be an indispensable addition to our detachments to deliver exceptional frontline service and support our commitment to reduce fatalities and injuries on our roadways, waterways and trails. We are committed to working with our community and municipal partners to strengthen public safety and foster the well-being of our communities. Thank you to the dedication already shown by our new provincial constables as they begin their rewarding careers to serve with pride, professionalism and honour.” — Chief Supt. Dwight Peer, Central Region, Ontario Provincial Police

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 other languages, 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.

The OPP 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. For more information on the OPP hiring process, visit