OPP stepping up efforts to hire more female officers with upcoming Brampton event


Published March 1, 2023 at 11:31 am

Ontario Provincial Police are planning multiple events geared towards women joining the force, including an upcoming event in Brampton.

OPP will host their “OPPortunities for everyone” information session at Brampton City Hall on Sunday, March 12, giving guests an opportunity to learn more about OPP’s requirements and hiring process, as well as meet and talk with female members of the force from various units and program areas.

The event comes shortly after International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8.

OPP said they plan on hiring 400 new police officers this year and want women to make up a larger percentage of the organization.

“The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves, which includes women,” OPP said on Wednesday.

“However, despite the organization’s best efforts to attract more women to uniform roles, they are still under-represented in frontline policing, making up only 21.91 per cent of the organization’s 5,500 uniform members.”

In addition to Brampton, OPP have also planned events throughout March in Orillia, Welland, Ottawa, and North Bay.

These events are geared towards anyone who identifies as female, assigned female at birth, or non-binary, and is interested in a career with the police.

The information session at Brampton City Hall will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. on March 12, and requires guests to register for the event.

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