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CALLING 9-1-1 IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Most 9-1-1 calls that Bancroft OPP respond to are as a result of children playing with the phone, misdials by adults, cell phone pocket dials or due to phone line problems. Some of the calls were for non-urgent police assistance.
Bancroft OPP is reminding the public not to call 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency to report. Children should not be playing with the phone and children need to be reminded of when to use 9-1-1. Cell phones should be either turned off or in a case if you are carrying it in your pocket.
An emergency is any situation in which the safety of people or property is at risk and requires immediate assistance. Examples of 9-1-1 emergencies include a crime in progress, an impaired driver, a medical emergency or a fire.
Emergency calls for service can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (toll-free) by dialling 9-1-1.
For non-emergency calls for service to the OPP, call 1-888-310-1122 (toll free anywhere in Ontario) or 1-888-310-1133 (TYY) for the hearing impaired.