A Day in the Life – PC Sean McCaffrey
Provincial Constable Sean McCaffrey of the East Region S.A.V.E (Snowmobile, ATV, Vessel, Enforcement) team has been working with the OPP for 20 years. He feels privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of the OPP SAVE team for the last 14 years of those years. Sean began his working career as a semi pro football player, then he moved onto working in the Federal corrections field as a guard before applying to the OPP. Sean is a proud stepfather and grandfather with his partner of many years.
PC McCaffrey grew up watching his father as a Police officer with the OPP and grew fond of the career his father chose. His father continues to work for the OPP as a part time court officer.
Sean always had recreation vehicles around his house as a young boy and his dad was also a snowmobile officer. The passion for off road vehicle safety just came natural to Sean. When the opportunity for the position with the SAVE team presented itself, he felt it was the right time and position for him.
Sean loves working outdoors and explains that the changing of the season brings new challenges. As each season approaches, it gives Sean an opportunity to keep the trails and waterways safe. The SAVE team’s goal is to educate when it comes to recreational sports. The five constables and sergeant in the unit want everyone to have fun, but also to get home safe.
The ability to travel across the region enforcing and educating the public on using our waterways and trails keeps things interesting for Sean. The unit travels together to assist detachments with any ongoing issues they are having with boats, snowmobiles or ATVs. Sean says being a part of this unit has given him the good-fortune to work alongside many other Police forces and Agencies from both Canada and the United States.
Although there is no typical day in the unit, they are often called in to help with missing people, lost or overdue boaters and ATV enthusiast, plus they are deployed for any disasters or major events. The unit also conducts traffic enforcement on the Highways in between seasons.
Sean enjoys the partnerships he has formed with local ATV and Snowmobile clubs, plus travels across the province to attend Public awareness events including Boating, Hunting, Fishing and Recreation shows. Sean is looking forward to continue keeping the public safe for several more years until he is able to retire.