**** RCMP Media Release
Misuse of 911 on New Year’s Eve leads to arrest
On January 1, 2021 Kings District RCMP arrested a 46-year-old woman in Cambridge after she had called 911 six times for non emergency reasons.
The woman was issued a Summary Offence Ticket by Kingston RCMP after the second 911 call that occurred. She continued to call 911 and was subsequently arrested to stop the continuation of the offence. The fine for 911 misuse in Nova Scotia is $697.50.
New Year’s Eve is typically a very busy night for first responders and any time you call 911 when it’s not an emergency, you potentially endanger someone in your community.
Every non-emergency call involves 911 operators and every second counts in emergency situations. RCMP Nova Scotia urges the public to avoid misuse of 911 and to discourage it in others. It’s vital to the safety and health of the community.
911 is for emergencies only.