Police Services

The Espanola Police Department was established in 1958, the year the Town of Espanola was incorporated. Currently Police Services is located at 76 Centre Street, a completely refurbished building meeting all of the Adequacy Standards requirements.

Police Services consists of a Chief, 2 Sergeants, 9 Constables, 4 full-time communicators, 3 part-time communicators and 1 administrative assistant/court coordinator. The Service proudly maintains Snowmobile Patrol, Bicycle Patrol and a Community Safety Officer.

Police Service responds to approximately 4000 calls for service each year and is responsible for a policing area of 93.31 square kilometers.  Espanola Police Service also provides the area Neutral Answering Service for 9-1-1 calls as well as providing Fire Dispatch service for the Espanola, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, Baldwin Township, Whitefish Falls, Sagamok First Nation, and Wharncliffe and Kynoch Fire Department.  In addition, all after-hours calls to Espanola Hydro and Public Works are answered here.

The Espanola Police Service is committed to preserving the quality of life in the community by maintaining the Town of Espanola as a secure and safe place in which to live. They are dedicated to the concept of preventative policing by providing professional, courteous and quality service, responsive to the needs of the community.

2016-2019 Business Plan (pdf)
2013-2015 Business Plan (pdf)
2010-2012 Business Plan (pdf)
2012 Oracle Poll Summary (pdf)

2013 Annual Report (pdf) 

2014 Annual Report (pdf)

2015 Annual Report (pdf)
2016 Annual Report (pdf)

Espanola Police Services
76 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1S4
(705) 869-3251

Police Services Building from the side

Police Services Building Entrance

Interview with Spartan Youth Radio  

OACP Use of Force Information Video



Please take the time to review this joint scenario training video done by our local Emergency Services;  Espanola Police, Fire and E.M.S. assisted by some very talented local actors.  The scene depicts a fatal motor vehicle collision involving an impaired driver.  The parents of the victim arrive on scene to the shocking discovery that awaits them; the loss of their child.  Emergency Services work together as they do in a real situation where it is hectic with important decisions to be made.  Impaired driving still occurs but through continued education and social unacceptance it is hoped that the number of these types of incidents continue to decrease.  Please do not drink & drive!

Steve Edwards
Chief of Police
Espanola Police Service