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2011

ANNUAL REPORT

COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

O.P.P.

www.wellington.ca or www.opp.ca


COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

O.P.P.

INSPECTOR, SCOTT SMITH On behalf of all the members of the Wellington County O.P.P. Detachment I am very pleased to present the 2011 Annual Report. This report demonstrates the values of professionalism and commitment to excellence of the members of this detachment. As the County grows and changes, the Wellington County O.P.P. Detachment continues to remain respectful of each citizen and community. The vision of the O.P.P. is “Safe Communities…A Secure Ontario” and the Wellington County Detachment is committed to working with community stakeholders to build safe communities. For the 2nd straight year Macleans Magazine listed Wellington County as Canada’s 2nd Safest Community – the safest for crimes of violence. This is supported by a community satisfaction survey completed in 2011 which indicated that 98.7% of the population in Wellington County felt safe living here. In 2011, property crime and crimes of violence both decreased, still further. Ontario’s Mobilization and Engagement Model of Community Policing has served as the foundation for our crime prevention efforts. In conjunction with this model our partnerships with the interested citizens of each community is working well in Wellington County. Safety on the roadways in Wellington County is equally important to us. Unfortunately, 2011 saw 313 motor vehicle collisions that resulted in injury – in 7 of these the injuries resulted in death. The number of fatalities, while below historic averages, is still way too high. The Community Satisfaction Survey indicated that 92.6% of those surveyed were satisfied with the level of visibility of the O.P.P. on the highways but that we could do a better job in enforcing the laws related to aggressive and impaired driving. The Wellington County O.P.P. members are committed to reducing the severity and trauma associated to motor vehicle collisions. Through increased visibility and enforcement we will continue to target impaired and aggressive driving along with distracted driving and the failure of vehicle occupants to buckle up. I am very proud of the members of this detachment as they work hard day and night to keep Wellington County a safe place to live, work and play. I am appreciative of our many community partners who care enough about their communities to contribute their time and efforts to partnering with us in cooperative problem solving. I trust that you will find this report informative. If you have constructive suggestions on how we can do better or better yet, if you’d like to be involved with the community safety issues within your community please do not hesitate to contact me. R. Scott Smith Inspector, Detachment Commander Wellington County Detachment

POLICE SERVICES BOARD LYNDA WHITE - CHAIRPERSON

FRONT: WARDEN CHRIS WHITE, LYNDA WHITE, BACK: RUSS SPICER, JEREMY VINK, LINDA AUSTIN My role as the Chairperson of the Police Services Board for 2011 has once again been a rewarding one. It was indeed a year of challenges and changes. Due to the municipal election in the fall of 2010, the Police Services Board went through some changes in personnel. Russ Spicer was named Vice Chair of the board. Linda Austin remains as a board member as does the Warden, Chris White from Guelph Eramosa. Newly added to the board corner of Highway 109 and County Road 7 is to service was Jeremy Vink from Centre Wellington. Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North and will be The Police Services Board reviews and approves the available for use in the later part of 2013. operating budget for policing in Wellington County annually. The budget is then submitted to County We will also be adding two new unformed O.P.P. Council for approval, normally occurring by the end officers this year as per our contract to help enhance of January. The 2011 operating budget included the community safety. following items: The Mounted Unit continues to be an important part of our O.P.P. operations. This past year saw the addition • The Ontario Provincial Police contract at $15,637,000 of a new member of the team. His name is Moose and • Principal and interest payments on long-term debt he is a beautiful black percheron horse; a companion for for the Rockwood Operations Centre: $362,900 Bosco and Jasper. • Note that no debt was required to be issued for the Every year I include this as part of my annual message. Centre Wellington Operations Centre. Drinking and driving and domestic abuse are major • Maintenance and operations of the County owned crimes in Wellington. This is such an important issue for police facilities in Rockwood, Palmerston and Fergus: our officers and they will continue to focus on drinking $285,600 and driving and domestic violence. It is so important • All other items including Board expenses, parking to concentrate on these issues as they are unfortunately ticket and false alarm administration: $155,300 widespread problems in Wellington County. A small portion of the cost of policing in Wellington This year also brings a focus on a Program called County is recovered from rent payments from the Safe Communities. According to MacLean’s magazine; Province for the use of the Rockwood facility, from Wellington County is the second safest community in certain provincial grant programmes, from parking Canada. The safest for violent crimes. This new program tickets, false alarms, reserve transfers and other fees is very important for public safety. It will involve and charges. The vast majority of the cost of policing is leaders from local government, public health, police, funded from property taxes. emergency services, fire, educational institutions and 2011 saw the completion of the $6 million capital the Community Policing committees from the lower plan to build a new police operations centre in Centre tier municipalities. These are but a few of the service Wellington located on the County Campus at Aboyne. providers that will be included in this project. Some of The new building accommodates all of the officers in a the Community Policing committees were renamed as new, state-of-the-art policing facility. This building was the Safe Communities Committees and the hope is to opened officially on the 29th of April, 2011 and is a fine all work together for the public good and Wellington County will eventually be part of this international example of what the County is most proud of. initiative. Wellington County has always prided itself on building and owning functional, well laid out buildings to It is important for the residents of Wellington to provide a positive work environment for the people understand that policing is the responsibility of the who serve the residents of this wonderful county. entire community. If you see a crime being committed This operations (centre) has many interesting features please contact the police. Your safety is their priority but they need your help to ensure that Wellington including many green environmental initiatives. County remains a safe and secure community to live, County Council has given the go ahead for a new work and play in. operations (centre) to be built for the northern part of the county at a budgeted figure of $7.5 million. This Lynda White operations (centre) being built in Teviotdale at the Chairperson, Police Services Board

SUSAN GRAY, SCOTT SMITH, JACK HUNJAN

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COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

O.P.P.

O.P.P. COMMUNITY SATISFACTION SURVEY 2011 The 2011 O.P.P. Community Satisfaction Survey is the first time These 385 completed surveys represent a margin of error of the O.P.P. has used a commercial research company to conduct +/- 5%, 19 times out of 20.Where scale responses are presented 108 respondents from Mount Forest, which includes the the surveys. Previous surveys have been conducted by local as means, the margin of error is +/- 5%. communities of Drayton, Maryborough, Mount Forest, Peel, volunteers from within each Detachment. West Luther, and Arthur; The research company R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. conducted 385 completed surveys were broken down into the following this telephone survey between January 28, 2011 and April 3, groups for analysis: 95 respondents from Rockwood, which includes Erin, Guelph2011. Eramosa and Puslinch; and 130 respondents from Fergus, which primarily consists of Randomly selected telephone numbers and Random Digit Dial Fergus and Elora, but also includes parts of smaller communities 52 respondents from Palmerston, which includes Clifford, were used to sample respondents who were at least 16 years like West Garafraxa, Nichol and Pilkington; Harriston, Minto and Palmerston. old, where no member of the household was employed by the O.P.P..

The OPP and the Community THE O.P.P. AND THE COMMUNITY Safety Average

THE O.P.P. AND THE COMMUNITY The OPP and the Community SOLVE LOCAL PROBLEMS

SAFETY AVERAGE

Very Satisifed 80%

Very Safe - 4 3.5 Safe - 3

Solve Local Problems Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

3.59 / 4

The OPP’s Effectiveness

THE O.P.P.’S EFFECTIVENESS Very Satisifed 80%

Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

60%

60%

2.5

40%

40%

Unsafe - 2

20%

1.5

20%

Very Unsafe - 1 • On average, respondents felt part way between ‘safe’ and ‘very safe’ in their community (3.59/4). • There were no statistically significant differences found between any of the communities.

The OPPAND and the THE O.P.P. THECommunity COMMUNITY VISIBILITY Visibility Very Very Satisifed Satisfied Dissatisfied Dissatisfied 80% 60%

40%

20%

Visibility in the Community 29.1% 58.4% 10.7% Visibility on the Highways 35.3% 57.3% 5.8%

Solve Local Problems 31.5% 59.9%

7.3%

Enforcing aggressive driving laws 20.5% 66.4% 11.7% Enforcing drunk driving laws 34.9% 53.6% 9.7%

1.3%

• 91.4% of respondents were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the O.P.P.’s ability to work with communities to solve local problems.

1.3% 1.9%

• 86.9% of respondents were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the O.P.P.’s enforcement of aggressive driving laws. • 88.5% of respondents were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the O.P.P.’s enforcement of drunk driving laws.

TheO.P.P. OPP and THE ANDthe THECommunity COMMUNITY FEELING OF SAFETY Feeling of Safety Very Very Safe Safe Unsafe Unsafe 80%

Very Satisifed 80%

60%

60%

40%

40%

20%

20%

Overall Satisfaction

OVERALL SATISFACTION

Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

5.5%

1.6%

1.8% 1.6%

• 87.5% of respondents were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the O.P.P.’s visibility in their community. • 92.6% of respondents were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the O.P.P.’s visibility on the highways.

Feeling of Safety 60.5% 38.2%

Overall Satisfaction 1.3%

0.0%

• 98.7% of respondents felt ‘very safe’ or ‘safe’ in their community.

36.0%

56.9%

• Overall, 92.9% of respondents were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with the quality of police service provided by the O.P.P..

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CALLS FOR SERVICE 911 MISDIALS CONTINUE

9-1-1 Misdials Continue

did you know

3000

+49%

2500

2340

2000

+51%

1500

Looking at a typical date, March 1, 2012 in a twenty four hour period, your County of Wellington O.P.P. officers received and responded to a total of eighteen 911 calls. Seventeen of these were either a young child is playing with the cell phone, or a person has pocket dialled with the cell phone not locked. The remaining call was a non emergent call; with a home owner reporting suspicious activity over the past couple days. Police officers have to respond to each one of these types of calls to ensure the safety of the caller, phone owner or child. If you do make an error in your dialling, speak with the call taker; stay on the line so that officers can attend as quickly as possible to verify the safety of the caller and the dialling error.

1570

1000

(County of Wellington, ON.) –Throughout the County of Wellington, police everyday respond to various calls for service. The County of Wellington O.P.P. continue to respond to an ever increasing number of 911 calls.

1016 1038

Please ensure that the 911 dialling is used only for emergency use. If you require a police officer to attend for service such as neighbour dispute, frauds, criminal activity or most collisions etc; please use the toll free O.P.P. dispatch number of 1.888.310.1122.

500 2008 2009 2010 2011

Calls for Service by Municipality

Occurrences by Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR THE Mapleton MUNICIPALITY OF MAPLETON

CALLS FOR SERVICE BY MUNICIPALITY

1320

9

2156

5996

5 29

14

Occurrences byTHE Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR MUNICIPALITY Centre Wellington OF CENTRE WELLINGTON 13 8 1 45 140 53

2157 63

18 28

2384 3615 3169 Centre Wellington Erin Puslinch Guelph-Eramosa Wellington North Mapleton Minto

111

24 Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief

5996 2156 2157 3615 3169 1320 2384

Total Calls for Service

Occurrences by Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR THE Erin MUNICIPALITY OF ERIN

18 0 9 0 24 14 29 5 28

17

3 46

80

Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief

1320

Occurrences by Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR THE Puslinch MUNICIPALITY OF PUSLINCH

12 10 24

117

18

Total Calls for Service

140 8 63 1 45 13 111 53 117 5996

Occurrences byTHE Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR MUNICIPALITY Wellington North OF WELLINGTON NORTH 13 7 2 27 114 51

28 18 56 44 60 50 Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief Total Calls for Service

60 10 44 0 28 12 80 24 50 2156

23 25 Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief Total Calls for Service

114

34 102 43 3 23 0 17 18 46 25 18 2157

Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief Total Calls for Service

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114 7 56 2 51 13 114 27 102 3169


TRENDS WCOPP Operating Costs per Capita

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

3203 2658 2370 2178 961 595 495 481 435 421

TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS 911 CALLS NO EMERGENCY MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS POLICE ASSISTANCE FALSE ALARMS TRAFFIC HAZARD DOMESTIC DISPUTES MISCHIEF TO PROPERTY THEFT UNDER $5000 LOST PROPERTY

Occurrences by Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR THE Minto MUNICIPALITY FOR MINTO 19

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

105 169

108 185

110 199

105 213

120 228

129 238

147 252

152 265

300 250 200 150 100 50 0 103 159

Wellington County OPP Other Police Services

14 2 1

Source: All statistics derived from “Police Resources reports Statistics Canada. WCOPP Policein Canada” Officers perpublished 100,000by Population

102

29

2002

Dollars

TOP TEN CALLS FOR SERVICE

OPERATING COSTS PER CAPITA IN COMPARISON WITH MUNICIPAL POLICING AGENCIES WITH A POPULATION 50,000-99,999

POLICE OFFICERS PER 100,000 POPULATION 2002 180

30

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

105 145

105 145

108 147

114 150

116 158

115 158

115 155

116 162

160 64

140

74 64 2 30 1 29 14 74 19 102

80 60 40 20

2384

Occurrences by Municipality OCCURRENCES FOR THE Guelph-Eramosa MUNICIPALITY OF GUELPH ERAMOSA 11 2

Wellington County OPP Other Police Services

0 103 145

Note: O.P.P. contract operating costs cannot be accurately compared to that of the municipal police services. It is strictly to provide a snapshot of the costs associated to operating a stand-alone police service.

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120 Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief

6000 5000

48 Domestic Disturbance Sexual Assault Assault Robbery Break & Enter Auto Theft Theft Theft from Motor Vehicle Mischief Total Calls for Service

4000 51 2 22 0 24 11 48 32 54

3000 2000 1000 2010 2011

6,214 5,996

2,152 2,156

1,836 2,157

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1,252 1,320

2,322 2,384


CRIME TRENDS

TRAFFIC

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS 10 Year Fatal 10 YEAR FATAL PRIMARY CAUSE

Primary Cause

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS Assault Domestic Disturbance Threats Other Offences

7

2

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 266 378 96 52

283 396 109 57

246 495 75 50

244 443 72 57

254 495 89 41

34 25

CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY Break & Enter Fraud Mischief Theft Motor Vehicle Theft Under $5000 Theft from Motor Vehicle Theft Over $5000

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 281 131 551 152 866 297 33

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301 107 633 147 828 313 35

360 116 684 138 928 380 28

316 117 640 133 770 266 28

220 150 481 102 653 188 48

OTHER OCCURRENCES Drug Incidents Liquor Incidents Sudden Deaths Missing Persons

YOU CAN PREVENT A CRIME

The County of Wellington O.P.P. continue to encourage home owners and vehicle owners to be vigilant in securing autos when not in use. Police continue to respond to many calls for service each day involving someone with articles stolen from autos overnight. Following are a few valuable tips that may prevent you from becoming a victim of crime.

7 0 2 25 27 34

2011 MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION DATA 2011 Data 7

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 221 233 194 232 182 376 409 333 379 294 73 80 70 73 66 395 421 356 342 243

did you know

306

DETACHMENT PERSONNEL STAFF STRENGTH HEADCOUNT UNIFORM TOTAL Inspector Staff Sergeant Sergeant Constable TOTAL Uniform CIVILIAN Civilian Classified TOTAL Civilian

TOTAL

1599 1 2 15 109 127

Fatal Personal Injury Property Damage

7 306 1599

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS 2011 CAUSE 2011PRIMARY Primary Cause

19 19

306

5

148

456

251

• Never leave your auto unlocked while unattended. • Never leave your keys in the vehicle. • Always park in a well lighted area. • Never leave valuable objects in plain view. Remove them or secure them in the trunk • Protect your vehicle from theft. Always roll up your windows. This program is called “Lock it or Lose it” .

27 Ability Impaired Animal - Wild or Domestic Follow Too Closely/Distracted Moving Violation Other Speed - Excessive/Inappropriate

282

The Police Services Board visited the General Headquarters on September 27, 2011. Left to right: Donna Bryce, Jeremy Vink, Chris White, Lynda White, Linda Austin

Ability Impaired Animal - Wild or Domestic Follow Too Closely/Distracted Moving Violation Other Speed - Excessive/Inappropriate

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341 5 341 282 228 251 456


TRAFFIC

Fatal & PI MVCs vs Impaired Charges 2007-2011CHARGES 2007-2011 FATAL AND PI COLLISIONS VS IMPAIRED

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352 389 424 316

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2008

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2007

Contributors theCOLLISION Collision CONTRIBUTORS TOto THE

500

500 400

400

300 300 200 200 100

PI & Fatal Impaired

100

0 434 204

294 258

205 181

286 173

313 176

MVC vs Total Charges 2007-2011 COLLISIONS VS TOTAL CHARGES 2007-2011 2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2008 2009 2010 2011

306 263 83 40

41 38 14 5

16000

12000

8000

4000

MVC Charges

0 2240 14772

2027 12104

1805 7727

1798 14094

1912 13161

Wellington Fatal & PI MVCs vs Seatbelt Charges

WELLINGTON FATAL AND PI COLLISIONS VS 2007-2011 SEATBELT CHARGES 2007-2011 2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

600 500 400

200 100 0 434 537

2011

2010

2009

Speeding 0-15 Over Speeding 16-30 Over Speeding 31-49 Over Speeding 50+ Over (RACING) Plates and Permits Seatbelts Fail to Surrender Licence Fail to Stop - Red Light Careless Driving No Licence Improper Turns Disobey Stop Sign Improper Lighting Drive Under Suspension Follow Too Closely Other Highway Traffic Act No Insurance Compulsory Auto Insurance Act Liquor Licence Act Trespass to Property Act Smoke-Free Ontario Act Other Provincial Statutes Bylaw Offences Taxi Bylaw Distracted Driver

2496 2476 1955 5 777 317 159 67 302 112 69 158 5 15 38 716 13 555 273 78 0 87 1062 1 317

3184 3515 2184 10 886 385 135 63 289 140 60 213 9 17 36 759 23 762 401 100 6 78 999 6 160

2000 2383 1015 10 527 423 140 109 303 92 49 108 9 7 26 526 21 465 360 92 3 53 1285

IMPAIRED AND RIDE STATS 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Vehicles Stopped 96579 89151 120664 87790 131318 Roadside Tests 389 427 591 435 368 Warn Range Suspensions 152 183 222 200 192 Administrative Lic. Suspensions 170 164 165 234 196 Impaired Operation 60 79 85 108 98 Over 80 148 150 149 215 182

300

PI & Fatal Seatbelt

POA PART 1 OFFENCES

294 348

205 162

286 385

313 317

Fail to Provide/Refuse Sample Persons Charged

22 176

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24 181

19 258

14 223


COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

O.P.P.

COMMUNITY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION SHOP WITH A COP Grade 6 students from Maryborough Public School had an opportunity to “Shop with a Cop” with numerous Wellington County O.P.P. Officers and Mapleton Fire Department Members. Cruisers and Fire trucks picked up the students at the school and transported them the Drayton Food Market. With $1100 of donations, 11 groups of 3 kids shopped for an hour. The goal was to use math skills such as estimation and unit rate to get as close to $100 as possible without going over. All of the food was generously donated to the Drayton Food bank. This annual event has proven to be great for building relationships between the police and the children of our local community….and it’s a lot of fun for everyone involved.

On the 10th of November 2011 members of the Puslinch C.O.P. committee in partnership with the Women in Crisis Centre of Guelph/Wellington and Victim Services Wellington made a presentation to members of the community regarding domestic violence. On this evening there were guest speakers who came to educate the community. Once this was completed there was a question and answer session opened up to the attendees. On this evening about 40 members of the community attended. There was also a silent auction that took place where approximately $1,100 was raised and donated back to Women in Crisis and Victim Services Wellington.

175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FERGUS FALL FAIR New ride - One of the new O.P.P. Eurocopters landed at the Fergus community centre over the weekend during the Fergus Fall Fair. From right: Pilot Sgt. Scott Ross, Fergus fair treasurer Paul Knierim, Wesley Knierim and Wellington County O.P.P. Inspector Scott Smith. photo by Mike Robinson

The Puslinch C.O.P. committee recognized Domestic Violence as a problem within their community and wanted to take proactive steps to try and reduce if not eliminate it. This was not the only venture they undertook they also facilitated the showing of a movie “Angela’s Ashes” which also addressed Domestic Violence issues. There was a large turnout for this event as well. SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN Perfect weather - Members of the Wellington County O.P.P., Special Olympics volunteers and supporters gathered in downtown Fergus on June 7, 2011 for the final leg of the Wellington portion of the O.P.P. torch run supporting the Special Olympics. photo by Mike Robinson

BUILDING SAFE COMMUNITIES The Wellington County O.P.P. hosted the 2nd Annual Community Policing Conference at the County Museum on Saturday October 29th. Twenty-three people, representing each of the seven “Safe Community” Committees (formerly COP committees) in Wellington County attended. Throughout the day they had an opportunity to learn about local crime concerns and community involvement. Each Safe Community Committee (SCC), in partnership with the Wellington County Detachment of the O.P.P., is comprised of citizens who live or work in a local community in Wellington County. The purpose of the Committee is to work towards the establishment of a healthy and safe community. The SCC works in a proactive, creative and innovative way to solve social order problems and establish strategies for the prevention of crime and resolution of identified issues. When the concerns or problems have been identified, the SCC will engage a number of community partners such as the police, health and social services, municipal or county departments and/or any other organization or group to combat the problem or concern. The SCC is an integral part of the problem solving process and ultimately to assisting the community moving towards ever safer and more secure conditions – and when they get there, helping them stay that way. The Wellington County Detachment of the O.P.P. considers the Safe Community Committees in Wellington County to be vital to effectively identify and communicate community issues and concerns.

AWARDS D.A.R.E. • In 2011, there were three trained D.A.R.E. Officers in Wellington County • The Officers were Constable Mike Deboer, Constable Laura Gromeder, and Constable Bob Bortolato. All were trained in the Elementary grade 6 program. Constable Bortolato has received training in the grade 8 program. • Approximately 1000 students graduated from the elementary grade 6 programs. • In 2009 D.A.R.E. was in 17 schools • In 2011 D.A.R.E. was in 26 of 27 schools • Funding is received from the Optimist Clubs in the County for most schools. The Lions and Lionesses of Rockwood support Eramosa and Rockwood Centennial Public Schools. The Rotary Club supports Ponsonby Public School • The O.P.P. would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors for their support of this program. Without their involvement and financial assistance we would not be able to deliver this program in the community. • This program receives extremely positive response from all involved including the students, the parents, the teachers and the administration of the school boards. • Pictured above is Cst. Bortolato at one of the D.A.R.E. graduations.

QUARTER CENTURY CLUB ( 25 Year pin ) PC Christine DIEBEL PC Calvin HAUG POLICE EXEMPLARY SERVICE MEDAL ( 20 Years ) S/Sgt Susan GRAY PC Guy MORIN PC Todd PRIDHAM ALTERNATE FORMATS OF THE WELLINGTON COUNTY O.P.P. ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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