OPP Opens New Cyber Operations Centre in Orillia

All Tech-Related Investigators Under One Roof

Provincial Police have cut the ribbon on a facility meant to combat growing cyber threats.

The Cyber Operations Centre opened today in Orillia; a mix of uniform, special constables, and civilians, who all have the tech skills needed to investigate cybercrime in Ontario. The modern workspace will bring these cyber crimefighters together under one roof to make it easier to share knowledge, expertise, and equipment.

The cybercrime investigations team is responsible for investigating cybercrime where tech is the target, assisting with conventional investigations that have online components, and collecting cybercrime intelligence data.

With the rapid acceleration of technology and global access through the internet, crime has become increasingly sophisticated, dramatically changing the nature of policing and public safety in recent years.” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, on hand for the grand opening. “In addition to cyberbullying, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, hacking, identity theft, online fraud, and ransomware, most criminal investigations rely on the recovery and analysis of some type of digital evidence — whether device-based or internet-based.”