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Orangeville hands policing duties off to OPP


October 8, 2020
By Staff

Ontario Provincial Police have now taken over policing duties in Orangeville, Ont.

The transition from the Orangeville Police Service to the OPP officially occurred at noon on Sept. 30.

In May, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission approved the disbanding of the Orangeville Police Service, paving the way for the town to transfer to OPP services.

The town said there will be a four-week transition period as the OPP’s Dufferin detachment will provide coverage of calls for service under the interim detachment commander, Acting Insp. Nicol Randall.

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Orangeville residents will no longer be able to attend 390 C Line for criminal record checks, a news release from the Orangeville Police Service reads online. Residents requiring a criminal record check can make their request online by visiting the O.P.P. website at www.opp.ca.

The offices at 390 C Line closed at noon on Oct. 1 and will re-open when renovations are complete, according to Orangeville Police Service.

“The Orangeville Police Service thanks all community members for their support over the years as well as during this transitional period,” the news release continued.

Orangeville Police was established in 1864.