IAN MICHEL, Director

Ian joined the OPP Auxiliary out of the Aurora Detachment in 1997. As an Auxiliary member he was the recipient of a York Region Community Service Award, and OPP Kruger Award for Excellence in Auxiliary Policing. Ian successfully joined the OPP Regular force in 2001 and was posted at the Port Credit Detachment. Ian transferred to the Haldimand Detachment in 2007 and returned to the Highway Safety Division in 2008 as a member of the Traffic Support Unit and Highway Enforcement Team. Ian then transferred to to the Caledon Detachment before returning to the Port Credit Detachment in 2013. Ian is currently a media officer and member of the Highway Enforcement Team.

As the son of an RCMP member, Ian had the opportunity to live in a variety of locations across Canada, spending most of his upbringing in Manitoba and the Yukon Territory.

Ian graduated from York University with a Degree in History. Ian currently volunteers as a hockey, baseball and ball hockey coach in addition to having been parent council chairperson at his son’s school for several years.

Ian looks forward to assisting other in learning about the exciting history of the Ontario Provincial Police.


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