Orillia, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) invites you to experience "a day
in the life of an OPP officer" on Friday, April 21st, as they host a Virtual Ride
Along with Toronto's Highway Safety Division (HSD).
With hundreds of Provincial Constables to be hired over the coming years, this is
an exclusive opportunity to find out what it's really like to patrol North America's
busiest highway, the 401. Throughout the Virtual Ride Along, the OPP will also share
tips on what it takes to be competitive for this exciting and challenging role.
The OPP's Uniform Recruitment Unit will be joining Provincial Constable Dolly Mangat.
She is one of 770 uniformed members whose primary responsibilities include traffic
enforcement and safety, and patrolling 139,000 kilometers of highway throughout
In this dynamic role, officers quickly learn to "expect the unexpected." During
the Virtual Ride Along, participants will be learn how OPP officers respond to calls
for service, assisting Ontarians and visitors alike, as they travel throughout the
Greater Toronto Area. Constable Mangat will also share tips on how she prepared
for the OPP hiring process, including a challenging fitness regime and extensive
"With millions of people and a billion dollars in trade traveling the 401 each day,
HSD officers have a direct impact on the safety of Ontarians, as well as the health
of our economy," says Inspector Sue Clark, Manager of the OPP Uniform Recruitment
Unit. "For those interested in a career in policing, this is an excellent opportunity
to see what this challenging and exciting role is really like."
The Virtual Ride Along will take place from 9am to 6pm this coming Friday. To participate,
follow the OPP's Uniform Recruitment Unit on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @OPP_Hire,
using the #OPPVR hashtag.
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