Police Services

Policing in the Township of Perry is provided by the Ontario Provincial Police located at the Burk’s Falls Detachment just ten minutes north of Emsdale. For more information visit www.OPP.ca

Citizen Self Reporting

The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to police via the internet, anywhere, anytime. The OPP’s Citizens Self Reporting system allows members of the public to use a computer or mobile device to report an incident without requiring an officer to attend the scene.

Citizen Self Reporting is simple and convenient and can be used when reporting incidents that do not involve injury or a suspect, or a crime that is not an emergency. The use of this new system is completely optional. Police will still attend a call for service if desired.

Visit the website yourself to check it out: http://www.opp.ca/reporting/

Text with 911

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is improving its capacity for emergency response and enhancing the safety for an important segment of the communities it serves.

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, the OPP will be equipped to receive emergency calls for service via Text with 911 (T9-1-1) from people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired (DHHSI) and for which the OPP is the Primary Public Safety Answering Point (P-PSAP).

T9-1-1 enables emergency communication with OPP 9-1-1 call takers via text message (or SMS). In order to use T9-1-1, members of the DHHSI community must register their cell phones with their wireless carrier in advance. Some older model phones may not be compatible. Those who have more than one cell phone will need to register each phone individually. The T9-1-1 service is not intended for use by the general public.

An Information Card is available on the OPP website at this address http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=620 and via several OPP-serviced jurisdictions. More information is also available through the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association at www.cwta.ca.

Community Safety and Well Being Plan

The Township of Perry has been chosen to participate in a pilot project that will involve the development of a Community Safety and Well Being Plan. This plan will be a comprehensive strategy to address the needs of the community in relation to issues of public safety. The Township will be working in conjunction with the OPP, 211, Crime Stoppers, and many other agencies to see this plan come to fruition.

Information will be posted as the project continues to take shape. For the latest update click here.

Off-Road Vehicles

The use of Off-Road Vehicles in Ontario is governed by the Off-Road Vehicles Act and the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 316/03. For more information click here.