A unique opportunity for the public to learn about OPP’s vision for policing
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is proud to be talking about the future of policing in Ontario at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow, the biggest automobile show in Canada.
Visitors to the show will have an opportunity to sit and see inside a new, fully equipped Dodge Charger used by OPP officers on the frontline as well as a ‘futuristic’ police vehicle. Innovative new technology has placed the OPP on the leading edge of innovation and among the most modern police fleets anywhere in North America.
Recruiters will also be on hand to showcase the many opportunities that the OPP has to offer the curious who could one day be part of the OPP’s future in policing.
OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes will be at the AutoShow for ‘Heroes Welcome Day’ on Thursday, February 22, when first responders across the province will be recognized for their contributions to public safety. This will be an ideal opportunity for media and the public to meet senior OPP executives as they showcase some of their specialized teams, including the OPP Canine Unit and the Commissioner’s Own Pipes & Drums.
Commissioner Hawkes and Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair will be on the speaker’s stage at 2 p.m. (800 level) to engage with the public and discuss the organization’s commitment to the future of policing in communities across Ontario.
Members of the OPP Fleet Section – whose job it is to transform factory vehicles into state-of-the-art frontline cruisers – will field questions about the automobiles on display at the show.
The AutoShow runs through to February 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the OPP booth is located on the 700 level.
Follow us live on Twitter @OPP_HSD from the AutoShow where we will share interesting facts, photos and videos about the OPP.