Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said it has assumed direct responsibility for security services at its two nuclear stations in Durham Region, Canada. The change of command passed responsibility and accountability from Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) to OPG. OPG partnered with DRPS in 2001 to provide protection and armed response service at the 3,100 MW Pickering and the 3,500 MW Darlington nuclear stations.
OPG announced in 2007 that it would create its own armed security teams. The transition at Pickering Nuclear was completed in January 2010. OPG’s security forces complete rigorous training and many come from a police or military background.
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