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Ontario Provincial Police Official Photographer Jayne van der Veen joins 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to discuss her job and career. 

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario. 


Provincial Constable Ed Dizon was the Class Valedictorian of OPP Experienced Police Officer (EPO) Class 514. A total of 37 experienced police officers graduated on March 8, 2024 in Orillia. Ed joins the 10-5 Podcast to discuss the reasons he joined the OPP after 25 years with the Toronto Police Service. The OPP is always hiring. For more information  visit the OPP website on the Careers section opp.ca/careers

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.


Listen to this 10-5 Podcast episode and more on the public and members only section of OPPA.ca as well as on all major podcasting platforms. Click on photo above for all podcast platorm links.

Two additional OPP officers, who died in the line of duty in 2023, Sergeant Eric Mueller of the Russell County Detachment and Detective Constable Steven Tourangeau of the Perth County Detachment will be added to the Ontario Police Memorial. The 25th Anniversary of the Ontario Police Ceremony of Remembrance will take place at Queen’s Park Cr., Toronto, on Sunday May 5th, 2024, at 11am. 

There are two historical names being added this year, Chief Edward Lavery of the Town of Prescott Police who died in 1928, and Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Whitelaw of the Metropolitan Toronto Police who died in 1938.

In this 10-5 podcast episode, OPPA Director and Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Board Member, Lynn Neale is our guest speaking about what to expect at the 2024 Ceremony of Remembrance. 

The event is open to the public and media. Families of all fallen officers, dignataries, as well as police members, sworn officers, civilian members, retirees, and their families and friends are invited. 

For more information visit the official Ontario Police Memorial Foundation blog

There is funding available from the OPP Association to eligible OPPA members. The funding application form can be accessed on the OPPA.ca members only website. If you are a member and need assistance to access the OPPA members only website please email oppa@oppa.ca.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0


Veronique Boucher is the daughter of Retired OPP Provincial Constable Guy Boucher, who died by suicide shortly after retiring from a career as an OPP Provincial Constable.

She joins 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to discuss her father’s career and his tragic death. Veronique aims to provide hope to other police families facing mental health issues by sharing her story.

Veronique’s mother, Lynn Boucher, wife of Guy Boucher, joined the 10-5 Podcast with her perspective in late 2023. You can listen to that episode “Trauma the Silent Killer” by clicking here.

If you, or a member of your family is struggling with mental health, the OPPA’s Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available 24/7 to OPPA members and their families online at EncompasCare.ca or by calling 1-866-794-9117.


Ontario Provincial Police Association Senior Advisor of Pension and Benefits Caitlin Fournier is the guest on 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to explain Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurances for OPPA members. 

Insured Benefits Inquiries:

Reference information is posted on the members only side of OPPA.ca

Issues with claims, customer service? Contact Target Benefits 1-888-660-6055 toll free, or 1-416-740-1335, or by email target@wlvinc.com. Canada Life VIP Toll-Free Line – 1-888-381-4401.For member inquires to the OPPA Benefits Team please email benefits@oppa.ca. If you are unable to login please email oppa@oppa.ca for assistance. 

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0


Kristal Jones is the Vice President of Canada Beyond the Blue and the President of Toronto Beyond the Blue. She joins 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to update the 2024 efforts of the Beyond the Blue organization, including an appeal for peer supporters and brand ambassadors. Learn more about the programs offered to members and families of the policing community across Canada, and connect on the Canada Beyond the Blue website canadabeyondtheblue.com.

The podcast is available on all podcasting platforms. For links click here or listen on the player above.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario. 


Brant County OPP Provincial Constable and OPP Torch Run Coordinator joins the 10-5 Podcast to talk about the 2024 Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Ontario, an event hosted by the Brant County OPP happening March 7, 2024 1:30pm at North Park Collegiate and Vocational School in the city of Brantford, Ontario. 

PC Bueckert will be Plunging over the next few weeks before the event in support of the cause.

The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraiser hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Did you know that the LETR has raised more than $74 million in Canada since its inception?

If you wish to get involved by registering yourself or a team to take the plunge, please contact Brant County OPP Constable & Torch Run Coordinator – Jonathan Bueckert at LETR@opp.ca. The Brant OPP and Law Enforcement Torch Run are also seeking community partners to assist in raising funds for the event.

Any person or business that is looking to donate to this wonderful cause may donate on the day of the event by cash or cheques made payable to “Ontario Special Olympics”.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario. 


Ontario Provincial Police Veterans’ Association President Rob Pilon joins 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to discuss the benefits and criteria of membership in the OPPVA. Also discussed is a pilot project to regularly check in on retirees “Vet’s Watch”.

To learn more about the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans’ Association visit the oppva.ca.

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available to Ontario Provincial Police Association members and their families 24/7 by calling  1-866-794-9117 or online at encompascare.ca.

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Emily Brown.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0


OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique joins OPPA President John Cerasuolo on 10-5 the Official Podcast of the OPP Association for a 2023 Year in Review episode. Topics addressed are line of duty deaths, OPP recruiting and additional cohorts at Ontario Police College, staffing, morale, equipment, emerging technologies, benefits, collective bargaining and priorities for 2024.

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Emily Brown.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario.


OPP Provincial Constable Guy Boucher retired on January 31, 2020. On May 2, 2021 Guy died by suicide. His wife, Lynn Boucher and many family and friends were left saying “but Guy had it all”. Lynn has been speaking to many OPP members ever since about trauma being the silent killer. Lynn joins this episode of 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to share her thoughts about warning signs of suicide and educate others what can be done to address the signs to save and improve the lives of our police officers and civilian members. 

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Emily Brown.

Inquiries about this podcast episode or ideas for future episodes can be directed by email to communications@oppa.ca.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario.