Operation Lookout


Best Practices Manual

What it is:

  • Year-round awareness campaign encouraging the public to phone 911 or *OPP when they see a suspected impaired driver
  • Can act as an intervention to impaired drivers and as a deterrent to potential impaired drivers
  • Communities organize network amongst police, public health, local business, EMS, government and other interested parties
  • Program components typically include road signs/billboards, signs in restaurants/businesses, ad in newspaper, PSA.
  • Approaches are tailored to different communities – boating, atv, snowmobiling, French language …

Operation Lookout – Call 911Who’s running it already:

Community groups/agencies in Amherstburg, Bancroft, Belleville, Brockville, Bruce Peninsula, Chatham, Cornwall, Edmonton, Elgin County, Elliot Lake, Fredericton, Frontenac, Gananoque, Grenville, Grey County, Guelph, Haldimand, Hamilton, Hastings, Hawkesbury, Huron, Ingersoll, Kingston, Lambton, Lanark County, Lanark Highlands, Leeds, Lennox and Addington, Little Current/Manitoulin, London, Markstay, Napanee, Norfolk, Oshawa, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, Prescott, Prince Edward County, Quinte West, St. Catharines, St. Thomas, Sharbot Lake, Smiths Falls, South Bruce, Stirling-Rawdon, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Tillsonburg, Timmins, and Woodstock.

Is your community missing?

Let us know by email or telephone…

How do I get involved?

Operation Lookout is available as a program for any groups who are interested in running the program locally. Committees/groups are given materials (road signs and stickers) to support the program locally along with a “resource and best practice guide”. Groups who already run Operation Lookout have a great history with the program and can often offer good advice on start up approaches and insight into local issues or challenges. An email list of who is already running the program will be available shortly.