Hundreds of Ontario Police College recruits to arrive in Aylmer for training

January 8, 2021
Ontario Police College will start training for a new cohort of around 438 recruits from across Ontario at its Aylmer location next week. The Star says that lockdown restrictions do not apply to the college. Ontario Police College is following the health unit’s risk mitigation strategy and using safety measures such as mandatory screening and providing personal protective equipment. “Basic constable training is an essential training program to ensure that police services in Ontario continue to have the staffing resources necessary to keep our communities safe,” wrote Stephen Warner, press secretary and spokesperson for Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “Training cannot be delayed as police officers are frontline essential workers.” The Star (ON)