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Snow Machines

snowmachine1.jpgThe Greater Sudbury Police Service presently has twelve officers trained to operate service snowmobiles. At the present time, we have six snowmobiles to patrol 1,100 kilometers of structured trail, which is organized by the O.F.S.C. and patrolled in partnership with S.T.O.P. officers, the Sudbury Trail Plan, and the Ontario Provincial Police.

The Snowmobile Trail Officer Program (S.T.O.P.) began in the Sudbury area in 1992. The Program was initiated to combat the problem of drinking and riding, which was the main cause of fatal collisions within the City of Greater Sudbury. This was a direct result of the Major and Citizens (Sudbury) Task Force on Snowmobiling. The Program has since expanded to communities across the province of Ontario. The Greater Sudbury Police Service remains a full partner in this important community policing initiative.


Greater Sudbury Police Service officers patrol trails and cottage areas enforcing the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act, Off Road Vehicles Act, Liquor Licence Act, Trespass To Property Act, and the Criminal Code. Because alcohol is one of the most significant factors in fatal collisions, officers conduct R.I.D.E. checks on the trails. 

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Contact: Traffic Management Sergeant 705-675-9171 ext. 2411