RNC issues public advisory regarding 911 use

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is issuing a public advisory regarding the proper use of the 911 emergency phone number in RNC jurisdictions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

The RNC said in a news release today, it’s continuing to receive numerous calls on the 911 line that are not emergency situations. The RNC would like to remind the public that the 911 phone number is for emergency purposes only.

If you wish to make a report to police or require police response that is not an emergency you are asked to call 729-8000 on the Northeast Avalon, 637-4100 in the Corner Brook region and 944-7602 in the Labrador west region.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision where there are no injuries and both vehicles can be moved, you are asked to exchange your licence, vehicle registration and insurance information with the other driver and then report the collision to the nearest RNC detachment.

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Geographic location: Northeast Avalon, Corner Brook

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