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Local officer to lead OPP's Golden Helmets Motorcycle Unit

Golden Helmets are a precision motorcycle riding team headquartered at GHQ in Orillia
2019-02-11 Golden Helmets OPP
Photo provided by Ontario Provincial Police

The following is a statement from Inspector Andrew Ferguson, detachment commander, Southern Georgian Bay OPP:

It gives me pleasure to announce to the communities served by the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) of a well-deserved appointment.

Effective Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, Sergeant Paul Potter who was acting as the detachment operations manager since October 2018 will be leaving Southern Georgian Bay detachment to lead the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Golden Helmets Motorcycle Unit as the Provincial Motorcycle Coordinator.

The Golden Helmets are a precision motorcycle riding team that travels the province since 1963 to serve as goodwill ambassadors based out of OPP General Headquarters in Orillia.

Sergeant Potter has been a serving member of the OPP for 21 years and has been at Southern Georgian Bay detachment since November 2017 fulfilling the role of shift supervisor and was previously a member of the OPP Golden Helmets from 2001-2007.

We thank you Paul for your service to the citizens of North Simcoe and we wish you all the very best leading your team to precision motorcycle exhibitions across Ontario.