A Sarnia Police officer is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Lambton County OPP.
In a news release issued Friday, the Sarnia Police Service said an officer was involved in an off-duty incident, while operating a personal motor vehicle.
“As a result of this investigation, the OPP has laid criminal charges against Sarnia Constable Sean Van Vlymen,” the release noted.
Chief Derek Davis issued a statement: “The Sarnia Police Service is committed to swiftly addressing any complaints and concerns within our lawfully available legal frameworks. It is deeply concerning when any police officers are involved in incidents that can negatively impact the public trust.
He added, “This concern is shared by the many members of the Sarnia Police, who continue to professionally serve the public every hour of every day, often in difficult and challenging circumstances.”
Pursuant to the Police Services Act (PSA) Davis has directed that an internal investigation be initiated into these matters, the release added.
Cst. Van Vlymen is currently assigned to non-operational duties.
The Journal has reached out to Lambton OPP for comment.