OPP take over policing in Midland Thursday

MIDLAND The OPP have taken over policing of Midland.


Midland police officers are currently being retrained as OPP officers.

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the provincial police force is who will respond to 911 calls.

“As the detachment commander, I can assure you the men and women of Southern Georgian Bay detachment — both uniform and civilian — possess a deep sense of commitment to the community and public safety,” said Inspector Andrew Ferguson in a release earlier in the day.

“We look forward to serving the citizens of the Town of Midland, becoming your police service and fulfilling the OPP Vision ‘Safe Communities, A Secure Ontario.’

“Our 24-hour communication centre is available for non-emergent calls for service by dialing 1-888-310-1122 and for any emergent life-threatening situation, our 911 operators are always available.”

While the former Midland Police Service members transition to the OPP, and receive their training from the OPP’s Provincial Police Academy in Orillia, policing of the Town of Midland will be carried out by existing members of the OPP who will provide the public with a professional policing presence until your former officers return, said Ferguson.

“As this transition takes place, I want to assure the public that the level of policing that you previously enjoyed will continue and that the OPP will deliver a proactive and innovative policing model that is inclusive of community-based partnerships. These partnerships will engage all of our communities and promote an atmosphere that has a solid foundation that focuses on public and community safety.”