Detachment closes after lack of use


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has closed an unused detachments in the Rainy River District. The OPP detachment in Emo officially closed on August 5, 2020. This will not impact the level of service provided to Emo or the surrounding townships, according to police.
According to Acting Sargent Jim Davis of the OPP, the detachment has not been actively used during the past 10 years. Officers who serve Emo have long reported to either Fort Frances or Rainy River, depending on where they live, he said.
The station had been maintained as a headquarters for Treaty #3 Police, before they build their own detachment in 2011. Then, it was largely used as a place to house computers for OPP officers to write reports. However, with the level of technology available to officers in their cruisers, that function has been unnecessary for some time, leaving the building unused, noted Davis.
If anyone has to self-report an incident, members of the public can attend the Rainy River District Detachment at 320 Portage Ave in Fort Frances or the Rainy River Detachment located at 622 Atwood Avenue in Rainy River.
The OPP can also be reached at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 in the case of an emergency.