Ontario Provincial Police members must report fit for duty

October 22, 2018   ·   0 Comments

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to the health, safety and wellness of our members and the communities we serve. Maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace is a crucial step to fulfilling that commitment.

As a safety-sensitive workplace, all OPP members must report to work fit for duty. A member is fit for duty when they are in a physical, mental and emotional state that allows the individual to perform assigned duties competently and in a manner that does not compromise or threaten the safety or health of that individual or others, the environment, or OPP property.

“Our policy remains – all members must report to work fit for duty. The health and well-being of all our members enables the OPP to continuously provide effective support to our communities,” said OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes.

Reporting to work fit for duty requires a member be without limitations resulting from, but not limited to, all drugs (including cannabis, over-the-counter and prescription medication) and/or alcohol. If a member has accommodation needs, the OPP will continue to review such accommodation requests and needs in accordance with the Ontario Public Service’s Disability Accommodation Policy and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace is crucial to ensuring that our environment, members and the families and communities that depend on them, remain safe.

Two men charged in trailer thefts

Orangeville Police have charged two men in connection to the theft of two trailers from Orangeville businesses in September.

On Friday, September 7, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a white Ford F150 pickup truck entered the lot of Big Bear U-Haul and Storage, 10 Stewart Court. The truck proceeded to back up to the tongue of a flatbed, car hauler style U-Haul trailer. Two men proceeded to attach the trailer to the truck and leave the area. The incident was captured on exterior security cameras.

On Saturday, September 8, at approximately 5:25 a.m., the same white pick-up truck and the same two males entered the secured premise and left with a 2016 Prowler travel trailer. This incident was also captured on exterior security cameras.

As a result of the police investigation, the suspects were identified and arrest warrants  issued for two males believed to be residing in Brampton.

On Sunday, October 7, Claude Stephane Francoeur, 46, of Brampton was arrested. Francoeur is charged with theft over $5000 and theft under $5000 and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on October 30 to answer to the allegations.

On Friday, October 12, Gary James Walker, 32, of Brampton was arrested. Walker is charged with theft over $5000, theft under $5000, three counts of driving while disqualified and breach of probation. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on November 6.

More speeding charges on Airport Rd.

On Thursday October 11, Central Region OPP Traffic Unit officers were conducting speed enforcement on Airport Road. At 1:44 p.m., they stopped a Jeep Cherokee travelling at 125 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone. The 63-year-old female driver from Kitchener was charged and issued a provincial offence notice

At 2:15 p.m., they stopped a GMC Terrain sport utility vehicle which was clocked at 138 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone while passing up a hill.  A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was charged with stunt driving.  The 67-year-old male driver had his driver’s licence suspended and vehicle towed and impounded for seven days.

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