Elliot Lake East Algoma OPP Constable Phil Young is urging residents to report occurrences considered to be non-emergency related.
Details in a media release from Constable Young said the measures are meant to slow the risk of COVID-19 spreading and is meant to limit person-to-person contact with officers and residents.
It will apply to the East Algoma OPP detachments in Elliot Lake and Blind River.
“In an effort to minimize in-person contact, we urge the public to utilize online reporting for non-emergency occurrences. 1-888-310-1122 can still be used to call in if people do not (or cannot) use the internet. 911 can still be used for emergency calls only,” he said in the statement. “Officers have to do their best to protect themselves while ensuring public safety.”
The site to report non-emergency occurrences can be found here, where you can also find a guide that includes what falls under non-emergency.