Ontario Provincial Police say one of their own officers from this region is facing a number of charges, following a domestic violence complaint.

OPP report the officer is a 43-year-old man, and based with the East Algoma Detachment, which has stations in Thessalon, Blind River and Elliot Lake.

He's been charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and pointing a firearm.

Police say the officer is a 16-year-member with the OPP.

He's been suspended with pay and is set to appear in court next month.