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Police Services

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There are TWO (2) Police Services in the Township of Selwyn

Peterborough County O.P.P. - Smith & Ennismore Wards

The Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board advises the O.P.P. with respect to policing services for the Wards of Smith & Ennismore in Selwyn Township. The Board generally makes recommendations on objectives and priorities for police services and works with the O.P.P. Peterborough County Detachment located at 453 Lansdowne St. E. in Peterborough Tel: 705-742-0401 (www.opp.ca) and the Smith-Ennismore Community Policing Committee in responding to the safety and security of the community.

Residents can self-report crimes or unsafe & aggressive driving with online reporting through ROAD WATCH, O.P.P. Citizen Self Reporting or by calling the O.P.P. Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Cell phone *OPP.

Vulnerable Persons Registry - Ontario Provincial Police (OPP):

On June 18, 2019 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched a partnership with the MedicAlert foundation Canada. The OPP is supporting the MedicAlert Connect Protect service to assist vulnerable persons and/or caregivers of vulnerable people to voluntarily submit vital information to a database that can be accessed by dispatchers when requested by police officers.

MedicAlert offers a one-of-a-kind service endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), which gives police officers quick 24/7 direct access to a MedicAlert subscriber's information. Information includes client's demographic and caregiver information, physical description, wandering history, possible wandering locations (if prone to wander or bolt), behaviour management strategies including anxiety triggers and de-escalation techniques and an up-to-date photo. This information will be useful to OPP members when dealing with an emergency involving a subscriber.  Dispatchers from each Provincial Communication Centre (PCC) will be trained on how to access and use the MedicAlert database.

MedicAlert has a fee of $60 a year for clients to register. However, clients can receive this service for free if they are unable to pay.

For the purposes of the MedicAlert partnership, a vulnerable person would be considered any of the following:

  • Individuals with autism
  • Individuals with mental health challenges
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Individuals with brain injury
  • Individuals with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder
  • Individuals with a rare disease

To register a vulnerable person of any age, click the following link to the MedicAlert Connect Protect website.

Peterborough Police Service - Village of Lakefield

Members of our community can access a wide range of police-related services online via our website www.peterboroughpolice.com including the following:

Report a Non-Emergency Crime:

If you would like to report a non-emergency crime you can do so online by visiting http://crimereporting.peterboroughpolice.ca/

Types of non-emergency crimes that can be reported via our online system include: Theft under $5,000.00, Theft from vehicle, Fraud scams, Damage to vehicle, Damage to property, Lost property.

Vulnerable Person Registry - Peterborough Police Service:

Media Release 04-24-2018

The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The information provided is entered into a secure database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. To use the registry the vulnerable person must live in the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police (City of Peterborough, Ward of Lakefield, Township of Cavan Monaghan).

You can register a vulnerable person in two ways: Using the online form (link below) or by attending the station in person. In either case, you will be asked for information or identification to demonstrate your relationship to the vulnerable person. This is to ensure the integrity of the report. In the event of an emergency, responding officers will have immediate access to this information, improving police understanding and response.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health, or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themself. This may include: A tendency to wander, The inability to communicate, Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.), Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression). Examples include (but are not limited to) individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or an acquired brain injury.

The following conditions must be met in order to add someone to the database.

  • The Vulnerable Person must reside within the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police. (The family or caregiver who registers the person need not reside within the jurisdiction)
  • Confirmation of identity and authenticity of the person submitting the information

For more information or to register a Vulnerable Person please visit https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/report/a-vulnerable-person/

Request a Bicycle License:

This free service is meant to safeguard your bicycle and increase the chances of having your bicycle returned to you if it is lost or stolen. You can either register for a bicycle license in-person at one of our police stations (500 Water Street, Peterborough or 12 Queen Street, Lakefield) or online.

In order to register online, you must first obtain a licence sticker. Licence stickers can be obtained at bicycle retailers or at the front counter of the Peterborough Police Service headquarters at any time, 365 days a year. Our station in Lakefield may have more restricted hours. If you wish to register in person, you will need to bring your bicycle information.

For more information please visit: https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/request/a-bicycle-licence/

Request a Presentation:

Officers are available to provide presentations on a variety of topics relating to crime and community safety. Material can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Presentations range in time from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the topic and age of the audience. Two weeks notice is generally required. It may not be possible to fulfill all requests due to officer availability and other factors.

Presentation topics include: Bullying & cyber bullying,Domestic violence, Driving safety, Drugs, Home safety/crime prevention, Internet safety, Identity theft, financial abuse, Impaired driving, Law, Personal safety, Policing, Robbery prevention, Sexual assault, Senior safety, Workplace violence

For more information please visit: http://www.peterboroughpolice.com/request/a-presentation/

Request a Homeguard Inspection:

The Homeguard Inspection Program is a community-based crime prevention initiative of our Auxiliary officers. This program allows community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity.

Members of the Auxiliary Unit attend a person's home and conduct a free home security audit. They inspect windows, doors, and the exterior of the home. A written report is provided to the homeowner detailing potential improvements, for maximum safety.

Officers often recommend Homeguard Inspections to victims of break and enter, or domestic violence, but anyone can request an inspection. Homeguard is meant to help residents improve home security and prevent break-ins and thefts at their home.

For more information please visit: http://www.peterboroughpolice.com/request/a-homeguard-inspection/

Criminal Record Checks and Police Checks:

Criminal record checks and police checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).

  • Smith & Ennismore Ward Residents - contact the Peterborough County O.P.P.
  • Lakefield Residents - contact the Peterborough Police