Policing in Malahide

The Ontario Provincial Police provide policing services in Malahide Township. The Elgin OPP Detachment is located at 42696 John Wise Line.

In case of an Emergency, Dial 911.  For, all non-emergencies, call the OPP Detachment at 519-631-2920.

The Elgin Group Police Services Board oversees police services, including law enforcement and crime prevention, in Malahide and other Elgin municipalities. 

CAMSafe Program
In the Fall of 2023, Elgin OPP announced that members of Elgin County can volunteer to join the CAMSafe program.  CamSafe is a voluntary registry of security cameras, CCTV systems and doorbell cameras that are registered throughout the community.  This database provides police with a valuable resource to assist with investigations and keeping communities safe.  Find out more at camsafe.ca.  

Malahide Community Policing

Community Policing Committees are not-for-profit volunteer organizations.  The Malahide Community Policing Committee is funded through Malahide Township, working in cooperation with/and guidance/interaction by/with the Elgin County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. The Committee is composed of volunteers and an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police acting as a Community Liaison Officer. 

The Committee's mission statement is to create and maintain partnerships with OPP, citizens, community groups, and businesses through the sharing of ideas, addressing issues of common concerns, and the delivery of programs, in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life and safety in the community.

Malahide Community Policing mandate is to: 

  • Create partnerships with OPP, citizens, community groups and businesses
  • Reduce the occurrence of crime
  • Increase citizen, business and community group involvement in community policing
  • Identify concerns of the community
  • Develop/implement new programs suited to community needs
  • Increase community access to police services
  • Delivery of workshops aimed at preventing crime/enhancing the quality of life in the community



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