Thursday, April 01, 2021

Prepared By:

SPC Jackson

 

Contact:

SPC Jackson

 

COVID-19 Lockdown – Services Update

 

Woodstock, ON (April 1, 2021) – The Woodstock Police Service (WPS) is notifying the community that the doors to the Woodstock Police Service headquarters located at 615 Dundas Street will be closed to the public effective Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in order to comply with the Grey-Lockdown restrictions of the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 Response Framework and to ensure the health and safety of the community and Woodstock Police Service staff.

All emergency services remain in place, while some non-emergency services may be modified or restricted. In order to limit contact with the public and to mitigate potential staffing shortages, police will be processing non-emergency calls for service over the telephone or online as much as possible. Police will take all reasonable steps to accommodate the needs of those requiring in-person assistance. The Collision Reporting Centre will remain open at this time.

If you need police assistance it is preferred that you make contact by phone or online:

  • Emergency: dial 9-1-1
  • Non-emergent issue/inquiry: dial 519-537-2323 OR click “Online Reporting” under the “Community Service” tab at www.woodstockpolice.ca
  • Police record checks: click “Record Checks” under the “Community Service” tab at www.woodstockpolice.ca

An intercom is available at the front doors of police headquarters that will connect to the Communications Centre for those who do not have access to a phone. Those looking for police assistance will be asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions.

The Woodstock Police Service has and will continue to communicate regularly and take guidance from, the Southwestern Public Health Unit and the Ministry of Health.

Please be advised that this information is subject to change as we attempt to navigate the dynamic nature of this pandemic. Updates will be provided to notify the community of future changes.

Police ask that you do your social duty and continue to practice physical distancing, mask wearing and appropriate hygiene such as frequent handwashing. WPS appreciates the community working together with our emergency service partners and health care workers to continue do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy during these uncertain times.