The OPP has increased its “uniform force” to include officers on foot patrol, ATVs, motorcycles and maritime patrols in anticipation of hot weather and crowd-drawing events in the region.
Police, Ontario Parks staff and Town of Wasaga Beach By-Law staff are working together to prepare for the expected increase in visitors to the tourism hotspot.
According to a press release from the Huronia West OPP, the OPP has increased its “uniform strength” to include officers on foot patrol, ATVs, motorcycles and marine patrols in anticipation of hot weather and events attracting crowds in the region.
The OPP will establish a command post in Beach Area 1 and additional resources including the Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Auxiliary Members will patrol.
“The Ontario Provincial Police continues to make public safety our number one priority,” said a statement from Huronia West OPP. “We are committed to road safety and will conduct various law enforcement activities in areas of concern in our communities. This includes our roads, waterways, trails and beaches. There will be zero tolerance for the impaired driving or any illegal activity in any area of our community.
Visitors and local residents can expect to see a very visible police presence throughout the rest of the summer, especially on weekends. Members of the public are asked to report any suspicious or illegal activity by calling the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.