Tell the Ontario government that you oppose privatized police services and changes that make it harder to keep our communities safe.
Why Policing is Important
Ontario’s policing professionals put their own safety aside to ensure public safety.
Every day, across the province, policing professionals go above and beyond the call of duty to keep their communities safe. Like you, police service personnel are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and friends with a passion for protecting the communities where they live and work.
Police work is primarily about one thing: keeping you and your family safe. Police work requires that officers and civilian police service members are able to respect individuals’ privacy, build relationships in the community, and show sensitivity to and concern for the needs of people from all races, cultures and backgrounds.
Police work can be dangerous: Ontario policing professionals have been injured and killed in the line of duty. The professionals who serve as police service members choose to do so because they feel that serving their communities is worth the risk. They willingly put themselves between your family and any danger that might threaten their safety.
Police work is also demanding: This is not a job that everyone will like or can do well. There is no arguing that a career in policing means exposure to higher than public average rates of suicide and incidents of PTSD. Front-line officers encounter unpredictable situations every single day in the field. Additionally, civilian members of police services are often responsible for performing a number of demanding roles behind the scenes that help keep Ontario safe and carry their own risks of exposure to trauma. These highly specialized roles include, but are not limited to, communications (911 dispatchers), administration, specialized technical services (crime scene analysis), and more.