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    NPC probe finds no criminal activity

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A year-long investigation by two law enforcement agencies into activities of the Niagara Parks Commission has failed to turn up any evidence of wrongdoing.

    The joint forces investigation by the Niagara Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police was launched in the fall of 2011 as a result of public complaints. The probe centered on allegations of impropriety during past procurement of goods and services within the Commission.

    OPP investigating NPC procurement

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating allegations of procurement wrongdoing at the Niagara Parks Commission. Bullet News has learned the Parks Commission’s own Niagara Parks Police requested the OPP look into the assertions in an attempt to ‘clear the air.’

    Parks Police Chief Doug Kane confirmed he ‘recently’ made the call to the OPP, which is currently interviewing current and former staff members and current and former commissioners.

    “It’s not a secret that there has been a number of allegations made over time and rather than us investigating those we thought we would send it to a totally independent agency such as the OPP,” Kane said. “They have no connection to the Niagara Parks Commission and this will let them conduct their own investigation.”

    This was also reported by the Niagara Falls Review in the article OPP launches investigation into procurement practices at Niagara Parks Commission

    OPP mark 100 years with Niagara Falls showcase

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Just how old is the Ontario Provincial Police?

    When they started out, they didn’t take mug shots at a police station – they had to bring suspects to a professional photo studio.

    They started in 1909 with a superintendent, five inspectors and 45 constables … covering an entire province.

    It took a year just to get uniforms.

    Today, the OPP is one of North America’s largest police forces with 5,900 uniformed officers (including part-time and cadets), 2,600 civilian employees and 850 auxiliary members.

    A year-long celebration to mark the force’s 100th anniversary kicked off Saturday at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.

    I was walking around Saturday (before seeing the article) and noticed all of the OPP around. Here are a couple of pictures I took with my (crummy) cell phone camera:

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    20090530_opp_queen_victoria_park

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