SIMCOE, Ont. – An incident over the weekend has prompted Ontario Provincial Police to issue a reminder to parents and caregivers to talk to children about making 911 calls.
The departure of Norfolk detachment says that on Saturday officers responding to a 911 call rushed off to a residential in Simcoe, Ont.
But when they got it, they found that a nine-year-old girl called 911 because she was upset that a parent asked her to clean her room.
The message police want to get out of kids, and some adults too, is that 911 should be used in emergency cases.
They say that at average, it takes at least two officers about 30 minutes to explore a 911 call – and responding to non-emergencies puts huge pressure on police resources.