Established in 1992, Smith-Ennismore Community Policing is a volunteer staffed Community Policing office located at 826 Ward Street in Bridgenorth, Ontario.

The Smith-Ennismore Community Policing Committee works along with the OPP Peterborough Detachment and the Township with respect to policing matters in the Wards of Smith & Ennismore in Selwyn Township.

Our group of volunteers are available year-round for a variety of events throughout the community and look forward to meeting you.

Over the years, several of our members have become police officers for many different services in Canada, such as:

  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Military Police

2019 Awards Ceremony

Events & Initiatives

Rock the Locks

  • Buckhorn's "Rock the Locks"
  • SECP 25th Anniversary Open House
  • Halloween at SECP Office
  • Remembrance Day Service 
  • Lakefield Santa Clause Parade
  • SECP Public Skate



The Smith Ennismore Community Policing Volunteers take part in several OPP and community initiatives throughout the year:

  • Distracted Driving Campaign - September
  • Fall Provincial Seatbelt Campaign - September to October
  • Fall "Lock It or Lose It" - October
  • Festive R.I.D.E Program - November to January
  • Festive "Lock It or Lose It" - December  

Our goal of these initiatives is to create awareness through completion of surveys; whether for speeding, distracted drivers, and drivers not wearing their seatbelts. Also, our "lock It or Lose It" campaigns consist of checking for locked vehicles in parking lots to ensure that people are remembering to lock their vehicles when they are unattended.   


ROAD WATCH© is a community driven initiative in the OPP enforced Wards of Smith and Ennismore, whose mandate is to reduce automotive collisions and fatalities through awareness, education and enforcement of road safety.

For more information and to access the online reporting form, visit the ROAD WATCH page.

Winter Driving

Snowy Winter DrivingDriving is an essential daily task for many people, and throughout the winter months can become dangerous with slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. Which is why we would like to provide you with some information to make your drives in the winter safer for yourself and other drivers around you.

Safe Boating

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Boating is a part of many peoples lives in our community, and we would like to make sure that everyone is supplied with information so that people can enjoy this great hobby safely.

Smith-Ennismore Community Policing is lucky enough to have access to O.P.P's Marine trailer which we bring to many of our events throughout the year. We do this to promote safe boating and supply information to you!  If you see us at an event in the community please drop by to ask any questions you may have or pickup booklets for information about the surrounding water ways and general boating safety.

If you cannot make it to any events when we bring the marine trailer there are many information booklets available for you at our office at 826 Ward Street, Bridgenorth, Ontario.

BOATsmart! Canada

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Our volunteer group is a proud credited affiliate for BOATsmart! CANADA, which allows you to obtain a study guide and come in to write the test for your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Regardless of your age and length of boat, if it has a motor you need your PCOC.

To take the test with us or for any questions you may have regarding our testing, please contact our test proctor: Val Austin


 Want to Join Our Team?

Wanting to get involved in the community? Interested in a career in policing? Looking for a  volunteer work opportunity?

We are always looking for dedicated individuals to help staff our office and participate in community events year round. Come check us out, we're always looking for new volunteers to help staff our office.


Application Criteria: 
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Of good moral character and reasoning
  • Not convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been given
  • Has an excellent employment background
Application Process:
  • Email recruiter stating interest in volunteering position.
  • Complete and return package sent to you.
  • If successful after package is reviewed applicant must complete a panel interview (3 interviewers).
  • If successful in interview applicant must attend Peterborough OPP Detachment to complete Oath of Secrecy
Guidelines For Volunteers

Volunteers will be viewed by the public as agents of the Ontario Provincial Police and as such their dress, conduct, and conversation with the public should at all times reflect the importance of the position.

  • Completes minimum of ten (10) hours per month

  • Attends mandatory monthly committee meeting

If you would like to join our team of volunteers or have questions about the recruitment process do not hesitate to contact:

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