Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OPP launches redesigned website enhancing public access to OPP information

ORILLIA, ON, October 27, 2009 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched a redesigned and interactive website yesterday as part of its ongoing commitment to providing public access to OPP information, investigations and events. To be inclusive of people with disabilities, the website was designed to meet current accessibility standards.

Increasingly, websites are the first point of contact between an organization and the public.

Some of the advanced features of the website include:

- Content Focused Banners that will draw attention to current issues,
topics and events of general public interest;
- The "Crime Files" section provides access to a database of OPP
unsolved or cold cases and invites information or tips that may lead
to the resolution of cases. This feature includes Criminal
Investigation Branch (CIB) unsolved investigations, OPP most wanted
criminals, Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) most wanted,
missing persons and OPP reward posters;
- The "News" section will feature information relating to AMBER Alerts,
corporate media releases, OPP events, a media gallery, news media
kits and feature archives;
- In "Your Local OPP", the "Detachment Finder" will make it easy to
locate any of the 165 detachments across the province. Enter your
address in the finder field to locate your closest OPP detachment!
- In the "How Do I?" section you will find some of the most commonly
asked questions about the OPP;
- The "Focus" section will highlight attention to special OPP programs
and initiatives;
- The "Careers" section will provide information on OPP career
opportunities for uniform, civilian and volunteer positions; and the
- "Contact us" feature will provide the public with the ability to
locate frequently called OPP phone numbers provide feedback and
information to the OPP.

The OPP Museum is also launching a new web page as a stand alone
component of the redesign effort. The OPP Museum's new website presents a
wealth of information on featured exhibits and resources - including detailed
photographs of museum artefacts.

For more information, and to view the redesigned website, go to The OPP invites the public to visit the website often as information is frequently updated.

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