Police Chief Scott Todd and Deputy Chief Michael Dazé say people who do not abide by the restrictions should not be surprised if the response they receive from police involves “enforcement action”.
The two issued a statement to residents yesterday on behalf of city police.
It states that during this provincial lockdown, North Bay Police Service will be responding to complaints and conduct any required education and enforcement activities involving:
- Indoor organized public events and social gatherings
- Outdoor organized public events and social gatherings
- Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies
“We have seen recent enforcement action by members of our police service involving people who refuse to listen to the advice of our health care professions. […] Although our Officers and Special Constables have discretion we have entered into an extraordinaire situation and people who refuse to abide by the restrictions should not be surprised if the response they receive involves enforcement action.”