Police Services

Ontario Provincial Police (Municipal Detachment)

Municipal Police Services are provided by the OPP. Their jurisdiction extends from Wawa, east on Highway 101 to Ghost Lake, Highway 17 south to the Michipicoten River, including the Mission, and north to Catfish Creek.

This service provides 24 hour policing with regular daily and nightly commercial protection patrols. The police office is not open 24 hours a day, but at night, calls are automatically transferred to patrol cars via the communications system.

For more information contact:

Staff Sergeant Detachment Commander
Ontario Provincial Police
40 Broadway Avenue
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
Phone: (705) 856-7460

Ontario Provincial Police (Wawa Detachment)

The Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) consists of four separate work locations. The Administration Office is located on Highway 17 in Wawa and is responsible for administering all policing responsibilities in the region. Other offices are located in Hornepayne, White River, and Chapleau. All offices are fully automated with OMPPAC, Government e-mail and CPIC, which is the nation-wide police information system.

There are 12 fully marked cruisers, 3 marked suburbans, 2 unmarked cruisers, a 22 foot and 16 foot boat, and 6 snowmobiles. As with the personnel, the equipment is posted and assigned to the various locations based on operational needs. The Wawa OPP is currently operating at its optimum level in relation to equipment and officers.

The OPP now operates from a central dispatch in North Bay, which is responsible for receiving calls and dispatching officers. Each work location is equipped with an after hours telephone which gives the public direct access to the on-duty officers via the Communications Centre in North Bay. The North Bay Communications Centre is staffed 24 hours a day, every day, and are in constant communications with all patrol vehicles.

For more information contact:

Staff Sergeant Detachment Commander
Ontario Provincial Police
19 Pinewood Drive
Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0
Phone: (705) 856-2233
24 hour Police Service: 1-888-310-1122