The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) whose patrol area encompasses the City of Orillia, Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte Townships with a combined population of approximately 75,000 people would like to create awareness surrounding domestic abuse issues in our communities.
There are a number of investigations and criminal charges each year relating to partner abuse. The Orillia OPP would like to remind the public that there is help out there.
There are people within our community who continue to be abused by their partner and may be too afraid to ask for help. If you are being abused or know someone who is, there are agencies that can help.
The OPP can be reached at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 if an emergency situation. North Simcoe Victim Services (NSVS) can be reached at 705-325-5578 if you have questions surrounding partner abuse and resources available to take back the control in your life.