Re­cruit-hun­gry OPP hold­ing Chatham event

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On­tario Provin­cial po­lice plan to hire hun­dreds of new of­fi­cers an­nu­ally for the fore­see­able fu­ture and are hold­ing a sym­po­sium in Chatham to help po­ten­tial ap­pli­cants be their “com­pet­i­tive best.”

Sgt. Patti McPhail, a se­nior re­cruiter with OPP West Re­gion, said the Satur­day, Dec. 1, ses­sion will ex­plain the re­cruit­ment process to in­ter­ested can­di­dates.

Of­fi­cers of vary­ing ranks and back­grounds, and aux­il­iary mem­bers will take part in a ques­tio­nand-an­swer ses­sion.

And cer­ti­fied fit­ness ap­prais­ers will men­tor small groups on the On­tario Fit­ness Pin, which is part of OPP test­ing, she said.

McPhail said with one OPP of­fi­cer re­tir­ing each day, “it’s a won­der­ful time to be con­sid­er­ing a ca­reer in polic­ing.”

She said the OPP aims to hire 100 to 120 re­cruit con­sta­bles grad­u­at­ing from each of three classes a year at the On­tario Po­lice Col­lege.

To take part in the sym­po­sium, visit­reers, scroll down to up­com­ing events and click “1 De­cem­ber 2018 – West Re­gion OPP Sym­po­sium.” Ap­pli­ca­tions must be emailed by 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Chatham

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