Es­panola OPP clar­ify where to call

The Mid-North Monitor - - Front Page - BY CHLOE KNEER

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

1-888-310-1122.”

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