When and how to call the police

First things first: if you become aware of a serious criminal offense in your workplace (sometimes called serious indictable offenses) and you do not report it, then in some circumstances YOU may be committing an offense. These serious offenses carry a maximum imprisonment of 5 years or more. It is useful to know when and how to call the police.

Examples of serious criminal offenses include:

  • Stealing (including stealing from an employer), fraud, breaking and entering
  • Assaults and drug charges (but not drug possession)