|Toronto Police Service
9-1-1 poster and video campaign winners announced
Monday, December 10, 2012 – 6:30 PM
Over 2,000,000 calls, both 9-1-1 and non-emergency 416-808-2222 calls, were placed to the Communications Call Centre in Toronto in 2011. That is a 7% increase in call volume since 2010. Of the over 2,000,000 calls made, 227,000 were placed to 9-1-1 directly.
In January 2012, a year-long initiative was launched to educate the public about the 9-1-1 system and to reduce the number of non-emergency calls made to 9-1-1.
Since January 2012, a new message and video have been released on the 9th of each month, to keep the initiative current and in the minds of the public.
In September 2012, police released information of an upcoming contest. See previous release.
The contest opened up on Sunday, September 9, 2012, and closed Friday, November 9, 2012. It was determined that the winning selections could become the official Public Service Announcement of the Toronto Police Service and that winning entries would be shown on the internet as of Monday, December 10, 2012.
Today is that day! We are please to present to you the winning entries.
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. Your commitment to public safety and the safety of everyone who lives, works and visits Toronto is to be commended.
The Toronto Police Service continues to strive to reduce the number of non-emergency calls placed to 9-1-1, especially when, in an emergency, every second counts.
For non-emergency police assistance, call 416-808-2222 or *687 from your mobile. Police Divisions can be contacted directly for information by calling 416-808-division number followed by 00, such as 416-808-1100 for 11 Division. To locate a division, click here. The use of 3-1-1 is also a great resource for assistance in non-police matters. Click here for more info on the 311 system. 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.
Constable Wendy Drummond, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Liz Byrnes, Communications Services