The Brantford Police Service is actively monitoring all reports of COVID-19 and assessing how to best protect our members and community during this time. Working in close partnership and collaboration with the City of Brantford and the Brant County Health Unit, we are focused on ensuring a measured and appropriate response to protect the health and safety of both our members and the greater community. The Brantford Police Service has implemented several measures to help minimize the threat of COVID-19 locally.
Based on up-to-date information, Brantford Police Service will temporarily modify some non-emergency services, effective immediately. These measures are aimed at protecting staff by minimizing the possibility of human to human transmission of the virus.
All emergency services remain in place.
We are asking members of the public to restrict attending the BPS facility on Elgin Street unless absolutely necessary. All citizens who require non-emergency services such as record checks, criminal background checks or general information are asked to do so by utilizing our online reporting system at www.brantfordpolice.ca or by calling the station at 519-756-0113. In an emergency, always dial 911.
Modifications to non-emergency services include:
In-person record check applications and freedom-of-information requests will not be accepted in person. Please visit www.brantfordpolice.ca to submit requests online.
Do not call 911 if you have COIVD-19-related questions — 911 is for critical situations and emergencies only. For any COVID-19-related questions, please contact the Brant County Health Unit COVID-19 Call Centre at 519-753-4937 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-emergency crimes, such as thefts from vehicles, fraud and property damage under $5,000, can be reported online.
Effective immediately, public attending the police station will be subject to screening for COVID-19 risk factors.
Additional screening questions related to COVID-19 will be asked of callers before an officer is dispatched. Officers may be wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks.
It is important that prior to visiting the station all members of the public self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 at home and refrain from visiting in person if you have any signs of illness. We appreciate the public’s cooperation with this request in an effort to ensure the protection and peace of mind for our staff who continue to serve our community.
As this situation continues to rapidly evolve, regular updates will be communicated regarding any potential changes to operations that may be necessary.
Brantford Police Service is dedicated to ensuring public safety and would like to thank our Officers and Members who have been working diligently to protect our community during these unprecedented times.