Espanola OPP clarify where to call
Last week a resident made an emergency phone call to the satellite Espanola OPP detachment located within the town. However, the person taking the call did not immediately hear anyone on the line. Quick thinking prompted the person working the desk to forward the call to the communications centre, because the town detachment is not able to discern from where calls originate.
Because of this incident, the OPP’s community outreach coordinator Marie Ford says Espanola residents, “Should refrain from calling the Espanola office, unless it is a general enquiry, such as to make an appointment for a criminal record check.”
Further, Ford says, “The message we would like to get out is: if you have a lifethreatening emergency,
9-1-1 is still the number to call. If a call-for-service is of a non-emergent nature, the number to phone is