Chatham-Kent Remind Public that 9-1-1 is Only for Emergencies
Chatham-Kent Police Service is reminding the public that 9-1-1 is only for emergencies.
Police say 27 false 9-1-1 calls were received over a 24-hour period Saturday.
According to police, those false calls pulled officers away from serious incidents that needed their attention.
Police remind the public that 9-1-1 should only be used for life-threatening situations and to report crimes in progress.
All non-emergencies can be directed to the dispatch centre at 519-352-1234.
Making false calls to a 9-1-1 service can result in fines and charges including public mischief.