May 11, 2006

OPP Highway Patrol museum opens new exhibit

Orillia, Ontario – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are opening a new exhibit, “On the Road – OPP Highway Patrol: Past and Present” at the OPP Museum in Orillia, Ontario today.

The exhibit compares and contrasts the old and new in traffic enforcement. It features a Ford Model T and a 2006 Ford Police Interceptor; displays of uniform and equipment used by motorcycle officers in the 1930s; a 1931 Henderson motorcycle that is the OPP’s oldest known vehicle; a 1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe coupe, a replica of the first marked patrol car; and Car 7-500, the last black-and-white cruiser from 1989.

The museum also includes video footage, activities for children, and a dress-up station for trying on uniforms. The exhibit officially opens on Thursday, May 11. The museum is open year-round, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, and is located at OPP General Headquarters, 777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, Ontario. For more information, call 705-329-6889 or visit

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