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Halton Regional Rolls Out POIC Training

In an effort to reduce preventable collision incidents, Preventing Officer-involved Collisions (POIC) is now being used as mandatory training at Halton Regional Police Service. As reported in today’s Toronto Star (www.thestar.com/news/article/1066055--opp-officers-like-halton-police-ta...), this follows a similar training event at the OPP in 2010.

As part of a collision reduction strategy, the OPP partnered with CPKN to develop POIC to enhance awareness about safe driving practices. On its release in 2010, it was delivered as a mandatory training event across the OPP, achieving a 94% compliance rate in 4 months. However the issue of officer-involved collisions is not unique to any one service or region and other agencies across the country, including London Police Service, Halifax Regional Police Service and Truro Police Service, have also used POIC as mandatory training.