Timmins Police Service
185 Spruce Street South
Timmins, Ontario P4N 2M7
Reception Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Telephone: (705) 264-1201
FAX: (705) 360-2697
The Timmins Police Service administrative or non-emergency number (705-264-1201) should be used for those situations that do not require an immediate police response or the dispatching of police officers.
The following are examples of non-emergency calls where 705-264-1201 should be used:
- reporting a crime after the fact (not in progress) ex: theft of a bicycle
- reporting a crime where the suspect is no longer at the scene (ex: fraud)
- reporting a serious crime where a lengthy delay has elapsed between the time of the event and the time of the call to police
- non-urgent call for service in progress (ex: noise complaint, barking dog)
- suspicious circumstances where ongoing criminal activity is suspected (ex: drug activity)
9-1-1 is for police, fire, or paramedic emergencies when an immediate response is required or where a person’s health, safety, or property is in jeopardy or any “crime is in progress” circumstance.
If you need police assistance that is not of an urgent nature, please use the Timmins Police Service 10-digit non-emergency number of 705-264-1201
When calling 9-1-1, please be prepared to answer a series of necessary questions asked of you by the 9-1-1 emergency call takers who are sending help as they collect vital and current information from you. Please make an effort to maintain your composure as best you can during this often frantic set of circumstances. 9-1-1 emergency call takers are multi-tasking and managing your call while first responders are proceeding to your location. Yelling, cursing, or hanging-up serves no one’s best interest.
The following are examples of emergent circumstances where 9-1-1 should be used:
- events that involve any immediate threat to a person’s wellbeing or their property including motor vehicle collisions with injuries or any other medical emergencies posing a threat to life.
- any crime in-progress such as thefts, break-ins or vandalism where the suspect is still at the scene or to report any suspected impaired driver
- a serious crime that has just occurred such as an assault, robbery, or child abduction
- a suspicious set of circumstances where a criminal act is likely to occur, such as reporting a prowler or any other suspicious person or vandals
In short, 9-1-1 is for emergencies.
For non-emergencies, please dial (705) 264-1201.
Please be mindful that the Timmins Police Service cannot accept reports of any crime or other circumstance by means of e-mail or social media platforms.