Orillia – The OPP Canine Team has become an elite team of specialized personnel who are highly respected among agencies across North America for their exceptional police work.
Members of this Unit provide canine support for search and rescue, tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics, and are used extensively in searches for explosives, cadavers and physical searches. The officers and their canine partners can often be found in elementary school classrooms educating young people about the OPP and the value of safe communities.
When you match up a police officer who is in top physical condition and pair him with a dog that lives to track, you have created a highly effective police partnership. And that partnership is being recognized on a 2018 OPP Canine Unit calendar. Every month will feature a professional photograph of an OPP canine member, each of them highly regarded members of this Ontario Provincial Police specialized team.
Calendars are selling for $15 each (tax included) and is available online from the OPP Off-Duty Shop.
About the OPP Youth Foundation
The OPP Youth Foundation is a charitable organization that operates at arms-length from the OPP. Its mandate is to connect the youth of Ontario to members of the OPP through programs that focus on assisting youth to participate in social, recreational or educational activities that might otherwise not be available to them.
About the Friends of the OPP Museum
The Friends of The OPP Museum (The Friends) is a volunteer-based registered charity that supports, promotes and assists in the preservation of OPP history. The Friends has supported research initiatives, connected with people throughout the province through outreach programming and has contributed to the development and preservation of the OPP Museum collection.