On Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., policing responsibilities within the Town of Midland were officially transferred to the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.
“I can assure you the men and women of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment, both uniform and civilian, possess a deep sense of commitment to the community and public safety,” said detachment commander Insp. Andrew Ferguson. “We look forward to serving the citizens of the Town of Midland, becoming your police service and fulfilling the OPP vision: ‘Safe communities. A secure Ontario.'”
While 13 former Midland Police Service officers transition to the OPP and receive training at the OPP academy, policing in Midland will be carried out by existing OPP officers until the former…