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OPP commissioner says improving workplace culture is 'the pr

OPP commissioner says improving workplace culture is 'the priority' Back in November, Jeff Harmer, an OPP staff sergeant who worked in the forensic identification unit at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, took his own life. It was believed to be the 14th death by suicide from within the OPP rank...
by Thomas
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:23 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police wor

Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police workplace culture ORILLIA, Ont. -- A government-appointed panel said it has heard from frontline officers about widespread bullying and harassment within the Ontario Provincial Police, delivering a report Monday that offers dozens of recommen...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:05 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

OPP suicides/workplace culture complaints spur changes

Forty-two of 66 recommendations are being implemented: OPP The province says it is taking steps to improve the workplace culture within the OPP and better support the mental health of its staff. “Occupational stress injuries can take a horrible toll on our first responders, and when they choose to ...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:04 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’

Back in November, Jeff Harmer, an OPP staff sergeant who worked in the forensic identification unit at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, took his own life. It was believed to be the 14th death by suicide from within the OPP ranks in the last few years. The death of the 50-year-old father of two l...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:03 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Head of Ontario police asks for government help to deal with

Head of Ontario police asks for government help to deal with officer suicides and toxic workplace culture The chief of the Ontario Provincial Police says he is overhauling his organization and asking the provincial government for more officer supports in response to a report saying the force suffer...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:01 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’

OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’ report says, citing 17 officer suicides since 2012 Seventeen Ontario Provincial Police officers have killed themselves since 2012, according to a newly released report that says the country’s second-largest police force is suffering from a “mental-heal...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:58 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: OPP is suffering from a ‘mental-health crisis’
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Independent review of the Ontario Provincial Police workplac

Independent review of the Ontario Provincial Police workplace culture About the review We are undertaking a full and independent review of the workplace culture of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in light of recent suicide deaths and mental health concerns of OPP members, as well as complaints ...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:30 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police wor
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Province aims to better OPP's workplace culture, mental heal

Province aims to better OPP's workplace culture, mental health supports TORONTO -- Ontario's solicitor general says the government and provincial police are making changes that will allow for an improved workplace culture and mental health supports for officers. Sylvia Jones says the changes respon...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:27 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police wor
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police wor

Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police workplace culture RILLIA, Ont. — A government-appointed panel said it has heard from frontline officers about widespread bullying and harassment within the Ontario Provincial Police, delivering a report Monday that offers dozens of recommenda...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:23 am
 
Forum: Suicides
Topic: Changes to come in wake of review into provincial police wor
Replies: 2
Views: 169

No charges against OPP officer driving 122 km/h before colli

No charges against OPP officer driving 122 km/h before collision The Special Investigations Unit said despite the officer’s speed of 122 km/h, more than twice the posted limit, there are no grounds to lay dangerous driving causing bodily harm charges from a collision on Golf Links Road last June. T...
by Thomas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:57 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: No charges against OPP officer driving 122 km/h before colli
Replies: 0
Views: 150

OPP confirms use of controversial facial recognition tool Cl

OPP confirms use of controversial facial recognition tool Clearview AI Four specialized units of the Ontario Provincial Police have been using a divisive facial recognition tool since December, the force confirmed Sunday. The OPP — one of the largest police services in North America — previously sa...
by Thomas
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP admit using controversial facial recognition software Cl
Replies: 1
Views: 288

OPP admit using controversial facial recognition software Cl

OPP admit using controversial facial recognition software Clearview AI The Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed Sunday that their officers have used Clearview AI, becoming the latest police service to acknowledge the use of the controversial facial recognition technology. In a news release, the...
by Thomas
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP admit using controversial facial recognition software Cl
Replies: 1
Views: 288

OPP officer involved in collision on Hwy 11 in Temagami

The Ontario Provincial Police say one of their officers was sent to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a collision on Thursday. Members of the Temiskaming detachment of the OPP, the District of Nipissing Emergency Medical Services and the Marten River Fi...
by Thomas
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:34 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: OPP officer involved in collision on Hwy 11 in Temagami
Replies: 0
Views: 164

OPP officer charged with sexual assault

Ontario’s police watchdog have laid a sexual assault charge against a provincial police officer. The Special Investigations Unit say their investigation started in August when a woman from Aurora called in to report an alleged sexual assault in Aurora on Aug. 9. OPP Const. Robert Horton is charged w...
by Thomas
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:30 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP Officer Charged with Sexual Assault
Replies: 3
Views: 377

OPP officer charged in Aurora sexual assault investigation

An Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged in connection with a sexual assault investigation that began last year. According to the province’s Special Investigations Unit, a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Aurora on Aug. 9, 2019. Const. Robert Horton, who is with the Niagara sat...
by Thomas
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:29 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP Officer Charged with Sexual Assault
Replies: 3
Views: 377
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