The City of Windsor has a population of approximately 216,000 and provides a full range of municipal services. The City of Windsor is comprised of residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, and rural areas along with a vibrant multicultural society.
The Corporation of the County of Essex consists of seven member municipalities with a total population of approximately 166,000.
The City of Windsor and the surrounding region (within an 80 kilometer radius and including Metro Detroit and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent) constitute a combined regional population of approximately 4 million for emergency planning purposes.
The City of Windsor has a central 911-dispatch call centre that is housed in the Police Services building. Each call that is received at this call centre is re-routed to the appropriate emergency service provider.