Auxiliary Unit 

The Ontario Provincial Police auxiliary programme is the largest police volunteer programme in North America. The County of Wellington OPP Auxiliary Unit consists of 20 volunteer officers.

Auxiliary officers assist regular officers at major events and assist officers on patrol. Volunteer auxiliary officers undergo the regular training that full time OPP officers must complete each year, including mandatory firearms requalification.

Each officer is required to volunteer a minimum of 180 hours each year. This consists of 120 hours of either patrol time or time spent attending special events and an additional 60 hours of mandatory training.

The basic qualifications for becoming an auxiliary officer are: 

  • Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Good moral conduct
  • Acceptable driving record
  • No criminal record

If you are interested in becoming a member of the County of Wellington OPP Auxiliary Unit, more information and an application can be obtained from the OPP website.  


Community Response Unit 

The Community Response Unit (CRU) focuses on community based issues, youth directives, and community engagement and mobilization. 

CRU utilizes proactive engagement and enforcement as well as attendance at community events to create working partnerships with community stakeholders. 


Youth Resiliency Officer 

The Youth Resiliency Officer (YRO) focuses on community collaboration to support vulnerable youth with harm reduction strategies. The YRO collaborates with community partners, school boards and youth facilities to deliver specific and targeted educational sessions focusing on rapport-building with an emphasis on abuse issues, addictions, mental health/wellness, coping mechanisms, self-worth, community supports, and human trafficking.  The YRO is also responsible for over-seeing and organizing the Youth Advisory Council.

The current Youth Resiliency Officer is Beth Hickey (Beth.hickey@opp.ca).

Youth Advisory Commitee

The Wellington County OPP Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a youth-led committee for Wellington County residents between the ages of 14-20. The committee’s purpose is to give youth a voice in the community and to create a lasting impact on important issues such as youth crime, victimization, cyberbullying and online safety. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Youth Advisory Commitee, please complete the online application form. The deadline to submit your application is September 1, 2022.  

For more information, please contact PC Beth Hickey at: opp.wellingtonyro@opp.ca

Youth Advisory Commitee Application Form 


Traffic Management Unit 

The Traffic Management Unit (TMU) is dedicated to promoting safety on the County of Wellington roadways, waterways, and ATV and snowmobile trails by conducting extensive proactive patrols utilizing education and enforcement. 

The TMU also participates in Provincial, Detachment and Regional traffic-related safety campaigns.    


Media Unit 

Officers with the Media/Community Services Unit partner with local organizations and community stakeholders to promote crime prevention, community safety and wellbeing through the delivery of presentations, attendance at community events and via social media platforms.  Officers with this unit also prepare and post media releases and respond to media requests.  The current media officers are PC J. Cunningham (Joshua.cunningham@opp.ca) and PC J. Unger (Jacob.unger@opp.ca).