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OPP limiting access to detachments during pandemic

Some services will be limited during this time
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To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Provincial Police is restricting access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province until further notice.

"The OPP is committed to the health and safety of its members and the public," the provincial police service said in a news release March 16. "OPP facilities remain open during regular operating hours, with enhanced screening to ensure the health and safety of the public. Detachment phone numbers are available at opp.ca/detachments."

As part of its efforts, the OPP said it is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks at this time. Checks will only be conducted if deemed to be necessary, or for emergency circumstances.

"If you require any detachment-based service, including criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks, please contact your local detachment in advance."

In addition, the OPP has set up detachment-specific email addresses to deal with non-emergent services and inquiries. These email addresses are now also available at opp.ca/detachments.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 or your local detachment. For less serious incidents, report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting.