Ontario Provincial Police
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Ontario Provincial Police Careers and Employment

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  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1m to $5m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
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Rating is calculated based on 66 reviews and is evolving.


Constable in Alliston, ON
on 10 October 2020
Good job overall.
Good pay and benefits. Working with most people was good however some managers you had to watch your back. Working most of my career on the frontline was very rewarding. I would call myself a real police officer and not some out of touch manager who has no idea about real police work. Some people that started to get promoted were good people at the constable level but as they went up in rank they changed and became real jerks. I call this the constable to God syndrome. One example is someone I know got promoted, transferred and constantly refered to his platoon members as my children. However working with most people was good and some managers were also good. The biggest problem with this organization is and trying to put it in the right context is you go out and do your calls and somebody complains and they will go after you even when you have done nothing wrong. The image is more important than what is right and any officer reading this knows exactly what I mean. Overall it's a great job because you meet so many different people over your career and experience things that others will never have. When you retire you have a pension and benefits for life which others don't have.
Officer in Ontario
on 14 September 2020
Steer clear. Toxic/Corrupt work atmosphere and practices
Worked here for more than 23 years. The work culture and management are corrupt and it is very toxic. Management is mostly incompetent and promotion is usually based on nepotism or being a sycophant or by being incompetent and therefore like them. The focus is on laying as many charges as possible. There is no thought given to work/life balance and you will most likely end up working shifts (days and nights for 12 hours) and investigating and constantly being exposed to traumatic/violent/horrifying incidents with no cycling frontline officers off the road to admin/support/unit positions to recuperate and recover. You are nothing but a number to management. People who seek help for mental health reasons are treated poorly by management and by a surprising number of co-workers. Courses and job skill development are awarded in a biased way, with preferential treatment often to some over others. This organization has a management style that is straight out of the 1940s ad 50s. Harass, criticize and punish is their style. Save your wits, health, and family life and don't become a cop, especially with the OPP. 1/3 of the force is off on sick/stress leave. That should tell you all you need to know. And remember the salary sounds good but you lose 40% in tax and will probably end up an alcoholic/divorced/ mental health issues, anxiety and depression (maybe all) with little to no support from them.
Civilian Data Entry Clerk in Orillia, ON
on 5 June 2020
well managed quiet unit - shift work - confidential work
- shift work within small bureau under the management of senior clerks and sergeant - transcription of police occurrence information using OPP records management programs, multiple screens, headset, ergonomic office equipment - well managed unit with ample co-worker support
Search and Rescue, traffic, general law enforcement, aircraft patrol in Ottawa, Minden, Stayor, Wsaga Beach
on 15 May 2020
EXCELLENT training and law enforcement !
Excellent training and the men and women are MOST dedicated to safety and law enforcement and are paid well. Great chance for job advancement. Excellent patrol cars and safety factors that keep members alive on th
Special Constable in Toronto, ON
on 11 May 2020
Special Constable Contract Work
Contract employees come and go without reason. Unfair employment standards. No safety in job position (Overall well worth the experience) Great pay/ Great staff/ Great stepping stone. No advancement.

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