The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,400 civilian employees and 830 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.
The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.
Safe Communities... A Secure Ontario
To serve our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety.
Serving with PRIDE, PROFESSIONALISM and HONOUR.
Interacting with RESPECT, COMPASSION and FAIRNESS.
Leading with INTEGRITY, HONESTY and COURAGE.
The Commissioner is the highest ranking member of the OPP and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of what the OPP does. The organization is divided into four commands: Traffic Safety and Operational Support, Corporate Services, Investigations and Organized Crime, and Field Operations. Each of these four command areas are led by a Provincial Commander. You can download a printable version of the OPP Organizational chart here.
The OPP was founded in 1909 and has spent over a century serving the people of the Province of Ontario.
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These are only a few of the highlights in a unique history that mirrors the development of a province. Visit the OPP Museum website to learn more about our proud policing history.Explore the OPP Museum