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OPP commissioner announces retirement

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Vince Hawkes is calling it a career. The force’s top cop since early 2014, Hawkes will retire, his last day being Nov. 2. Hawkes has been with the OPP for more than 34 years. His career saw him start out as a front-line constable. He went on to work in forensic...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:26 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: OPP commissioner announces retirement
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Senior OPP management blasted for bungled handling of suicid

Christie Blatchford: Senior OPP management blasted for bungled handling of suicidal officer The arbitrator wrote ‘the OPP turned a “blind eye” to the information it had and allowed the situation to deteriorate until X attempted suicide’ at work The Ontario Provincial Police so botched the return to...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall
Replies: 1
Views: 243

OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall

OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentally ill constable, arbitrator finds Arbitrator orders the OPP to develop a system, following multiple grievance cases An arbitrator is ordering the Ontario Provincial Police to develop a protocol addressing disability management issues by th...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: OPP created safety risk for employees by mishandling mentall
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Cop accused of local harassment allegedly shot himself in le

An OPP officer, who is alleged to have shot himself in the leg two years ago and falsely claiming the injury happened during an attempted carjacking, faces new criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area woman. An OPP officer facing criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area ...
by Thomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer faces charges of criminal harassment and mischie
Replies: 8
Views: 322

OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation

OPP say they are not at liberty to reveal details about the officer due to the domestic nature of the investigation, which is ongoing An OPP officer remains on the job after being charged in connection to a domestic investigation on Thursday (Sept. 6). OPP say the officer, a provincial constable wi...
by Thomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Defence declines to present evidence in local journalists' t

ST. THOMAS – The next phase of a courtroom debate over freedom of the press will wait until next week. After a brief court appearance Monday in the Ontario Court of Justice, the trial of Aylmer Express publisher John Hueston, 67, and his son, the newspaper’s editor Brett Hueston, 33, was adjourned u...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Accused harasser cop allegedly shot self in leg in 2016

Accused harasser cop allegedly shot self in leg in 2016, documents show An OPP officer, who is alleged to have shot himself in the leg two years ago and falsely claiming the injury happened during an attempted carjacking, faces new criminal charges for allegedly harassing a London-area woman. An OP...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:59 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer faces charges of criminal harassment and mischie
Replies: 8
Views: 322

OPP Constable charged with criminal offence

An officer with the Ontario Provincial Police remains on active duty after being charged with a criminal offence. OPP Sergeant Peter Leon says the incident happened while the constable was off duty. Leon would not reveal the constable’s gender, but says they were arrested on Thursday. It’s not clear...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:37 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Man shot by OPP officer near Wingham

The SIU is investigating a police shooting near Wingham that sent a 30-year-old man to hospital. They say the man was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by an OPP officer shortly after midnight Friday on Whitechurch Street. The man exited the vehicle while the driver drove away from the scene...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:53 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: Man shot by OPP officer near Wingham
Replies: 0
Views: 49

OPP Commissioner announces retirement

The Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Vince Hawkes is preparing to leave the force causing a major shakeup in the ranks. CTV Barrie obtained a memorandum posted by the commissioner to the OPP’s internal website on September 5. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to retire fro...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: 3 OPP officers take their own lives over a three-week period
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Central Region OPP Officer Charged

(ORILLIA, ON) – On Thursday September 6, 2018, as a result of an ongoing investigation, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), who currently holds the rank of Provincial Constable and is assigned to a Central Region detachment was arrested and charged with a criminal offence that occur...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 130

OPP Officer Charged

The provincial police force says the accused is a 6-year veteran and will remain on active duty. An OPP constable assigned to the Central Region detachment is facing charges. The provincial police force says the incident happened on Thursday while the officer was off duty. They say the Central Regi...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 130

OPP officer charged with criminal offence

Ontario Provincial Police say a six-year member of the force has been charged with a criminal offence. According to OPP, on Thursday an officer was arrested and charged following an investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau and Central Region Crime Unit. Police say due to the domestic natur...
by Thomas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged with criminal offence
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Retired officer challenges OPP's internal suicide review

Officers are 'not going to come forward to share the difficulties that they're facing,' retired officer claims A retired OPP officer says he's disappointed the force is conducting its own internal review following three officer suicides, rather than turning to an independent organization for help. ...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: 3 OPP officers take their own lives over a three-week period
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Former OPP officer told to take yoga after coworker took his

'It shook me': Former OPP officer told to take yoga after coworker took his own life A former Ontario Provincial Police officer said that she was told by staff at the force’s Employee Assistance Program to take yoga to help relieve her mental health issues. Bridget, who only wanted to be identified...
by Thomas
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Human Rights Violations
Topic: 3 OPP officers take their own lives over a three-week period
Replies: 13
Views: 1507
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