There are two Police Services in the Township of Selwyn:

 OPP - Smith & Ennismore Wards

Peterborough County Detachment Location: 453 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough

Tel: 705-742-0401



OPP Reporting a Crime

In the Selwyn Township Wards of Smith and Ennismore, residents now have the means to self-report minor incidents and crimes. The OPP's Citizen Self-Reporting page is an easy to use internet reporting tool that will allow the public to report specific crimes such as lost property, stolen license plates, theft from vehicles, driving complaints* and property damage without an officer having to be dispatched to the scene, provided there are no suspects, injuries or the incident is not an emergency. 

The use of this system is completely optional and Police will still attend a call for service, if desired. 

If an occurrence does not qualify for online reporting, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.



ROAD WATCH© is a community driven initiative in the OPP enforced Wards of Smith and Ennismore, whose mandate is to reduce automotive collisions and fatalities through awareness, education and enforcement of road safety.

Contact ROAD WATCH© to report any of the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving in a Careless Manner
  • Disobeying Stop Signs
  • Disobeying Red Lights
  • Talking & Texting on a Mobile Device
  • Unsafe Lane Change
  • Tailgating
  • Road Rage
  • Failing to Stop for a School Bus
  • Following Too Close


 On-line Reporting
Please read the entire page before determining if the incident you wish to report qualifies for ROAD WATCH© on-line reporting.

If it does not meet all of the ROAD WATCH© reporting criteria below and it is not an emergency, please call the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

Note: Filing a false police report is a criminal offence.

Processing the Citizen Report Form:
  • 1st Offence:
    • A letter sent and phone call made to the plate owner describing the incident, date and location of dangerous or aggressive driving.
    • A request made to registered owner or any driver of the vehicle to voluntary cooperate and drive in a responsible manner.
  • 2nd Offence:
    • Second letter sent from police with a the potential of personal visit from police officer to address problem.
  • 3rd Offence:
    • Third letter and a personal visit from police officer. Charges will be considered and police officer may monitor the vehicle's actions to allow for enforcement if action is repeated.


  • Submitted information remains confidential unless one chooses to pursue a detailed police investigation, as this may result in charges being laid and require a court appearance.
  • The Citizen Report form must be signed and information completed as much as possible to safeguard the system against abuse.
  • Any personal information is for statistical use only and is held in the strictest of confidence by the Police under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act.


 Vulnerable Persons Registry (OPP)

The OPP, in partnership with MedicAlert provide 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. Visit MedicAlert Connect Protect website for eligibility or to register.

 Peterborough Police Service - Lakefield Ward

Members of our community can access a wide range of police-related services online via the Peterborough Police website.


Report a Non-Emergency Crime

To report a non-emergency crime you can do so online.

Types of non-emergency crimes that can be reported via the Peterborough Police Service online system include: 

  • Theft under $5,000.00
  • Theft from vehicle
  • Fraud scams
  • Damage to vehicle
  • Damage to property
  • Lost property
 Vulnerable Persons Registry (Peterborough Police Service)
The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The confidential information provided is entered into a database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. 
Bicycle Licensing

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.

Request a Presentation

Officers are available to provide presentations on a variety of topics relating to crime and community safety. A sample of presentation topics include: 

  • Bullying & cyber bullying
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving safety
  • Home safety/crime prevention
  • Internet safety
  • Identity theft
  • Senior safety

Request a presentation

Request a HomeGuard Inspection
The Homeguard Inspection Program is a community-based crime prevention initiative of our Auxiliary officers.

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.

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board
Visit the Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board page.
ATVs & Off-Road Vehicles
 Criminal Record Check

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 OPP
  • Lakefield Residents - contact the Peterborough Police Service

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