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Operations Centre Locations

 Building view of the Centre Wellington Operations Centre 

  Centre Wellington

  371 Charles Allan Way
  Fergus ON N1M 2W3
  T 519.846.5930
  F 519.846.5460

 Building view of the South Wellington Operations Centre 

  South Wellington

  5145 Wellington Road 27
  Rockwood ON N0B 2K0
  T 519.856.1506
  F 519.856.2372

 Building view of the North Wellington Operations Centre 

  North Wellington

  6725 Wellington Road 109
  Palmerston ON N0G 2P0
  T: 519.343.5770
  F: 519.343.5780

Message from the Detachment Commander

Detachment Commander Steve ThomasThe Wellington County OPP is privileged to serve this community in conjunction with our many community partners and with the support of the Wellington County Police Services Board and County Council.

Please take a moment to look through this section where you will find information about the services we offer and the important work we do daily within the community.  The Wellington County OPP is committed to the values of community policing. We strive to keep our communities safe and vibrant through crime prevention strategies, law enforcement and continuous collaboration with County residents and community partners.  The Wellington County OPP will continue to serve the inclusive and diverse communities of Wellington County by building relationships, delivering policing excellence and providing assistance to those who need our help.     

Inspector Steve Thomas Wellington County OPP Detachment Commander.


Police Board Services

The Wellington County Police Services Board is a five member civilian body that oversees the Wellington County OPP. The Police Services Board gets it's authority from the Police Services Act.

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER P.15. Wellington County has a six year contract with the OPP to provide policing services.

The Police Services Act sets out who will be members of the Board.

Board Membership:

  • Warden Lennox| Email 
  • Councillor Campbell (Chair) | Email
  • Ron Faulkner - Provincial Appointee | Email
  • Walter Trachsel - Provincial Appointee | Email
  • Allan Alls - Citizen Appointee | Email

The County of Wellington OPP Detachment was formed on September 8, 1999 as a result of the amalgamation of municipal police services in Fergus, Harriston and Palmerston along with the Guelph and Mount Forest Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police. This amalgamation resulted in the OPP being responsible for providing police services for the entire County except the City of Guelph. The Wellington County Detachment of the OPP currently has operation centres in North Wellington, Centre Wellington, South Wellington. On February 4, 2014 Wellington County OPP commenced operations out of the new North Wellington operations centre located 6725 Wellington Road 109, RR1 Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0.

For more information about the Police Services Board, please contact Jennifer Adams, County Clerk. 

Wellington County Action Plan

Every OPP detachment across the province has an Action Plan to guide detachment operations and ensure community safety. The plans are designed to identify local crime and traffic priorities. Once priorities are identified, specific activities are established to promote community engagement, increase public education and concentrate enforcement efforts.

Wellington County Action Plan 2020-2022