Ontario Provincial Police say "Thank You" to volunteers

April 18 - 24 is National Volunteer Week 2010

ORILLIA, ON, April 19 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recognizes National Volunteer Week 2010 by paying tribute to those who volunteer their time and energy to community services and who support the many policing initiatives throughout the Province.

It is impossible to list the countless ways in which volunteers assist the OPP. Some volunteers provide support in formalized capacities while others assist in less structured roles for specific events. OPP volunteers come from all walks of life.

OPP employees also unselfishly volunteer their services and dedicate countless hours to their communities outside of their normal working responsibilities.

"On behalf of everyone in the OPP, I wish to express our sincere gratitude for the dedication of the many men, women and our civic-minded youth who volunteer in service to the communities of this wonderful Province," said OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino.

The OPP is also proud to nurture many other groups made possible by volunteers including the OPP Chorus, The Commissioner's Own Pipes and Drums, the Ceremonial Unit, and Friends of The OPP Museum. For 50 years now, many people have volunteered with the OPP Auxiliary and supported a wide range of policing activities in every part of the Province. The OPP Auxiliary is the largest police auxiliary unit in Canada.

For more information on volunteer opportunities within the OPP visit the website www.opp.ca, click on "What We Do" then go to "Community Relations".

For more information on National Volunteer Week 2010, visit www.volunteer.ca/nvw.


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SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: For further information: Sergeant Pierre Chamberland, (705) 329-6878

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