In an Emergency - Dial 911 - Police, Fire and / or Ambulance

Please dial 911 if you are experiencing a life threatening or property emergency. 911 calls are directed to Police, Fire and Ambulance. Be prepared to provide:

  • your exact location, address, town / city
  • your telephone number including area code
  • nature of your call, services required
  • stay on the line until advised to hang up


See Important Public Consultation information below:


During a local emergency, such as flooding, call 911 if there is a threat to life or property. For all other inquiries contact the Municipal Office at 705-656-4445 or if activated, the Public Inquiry Centre 705-876-4636.

If you dial 911 in error, please stay on the line and answer the questions of the operator. Police are required to follow up on 911 hang ups or 911 pocket / purse dialed calls.

Ways to contact the OPP who police the Township.

Ministry of CSCS re:
Police, police services and community safety

Strategy for a Safer Ontario - Public Discussion Paper

Contract with the OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are under contract to provide policing services in North Kawartha. The OPP, Peterborough Detachment has an extended service office located at the Emergency Services headquarters, 10193 Highway # 28, Apsley, ON. North Kawartha Community Policing is also located here. Please note that they do not maintain regular hours at this office.

OPP - Peterborough Detachment Action Plan webpage

OPP 2017-2019 Strategic Plan

Police Services Board

Visit ourPolice Services Boardpage for information about the Police Services Board. You can view meeting agendas and minutes on the Boards and Committes; Police Services Board calendar.

For more information you can email the Secretary, Police Services Board or call 705-656-4445 extension 236.

North Kawartha Community Policing Committee

The North Kawartha Community Policing Committee is a volunteer organization which brings together the community and Police in a partnership for a safe community. Community Policing identifies issues and opportunities and is made up of volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome.

For more information you can email the Chair of Community Policing Committee.

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