Closure of Four Peel Police Community Stations this Weekend

Closure of Four Peel Police Community Stations this Weekend

Peel – Peel Regional Police are committed to providing quality service to residents and business owners through fiscal responsibility and service efficiencies.

An efficiency review examined the productivity of the 8 existing community stations that support our 24-hour operational divisions throughout the Region. The review determined that four of the community stations are not being used to their potential by citizens. As a result, these community stations will be closed on Sunday, April 1, 2012, and 18 staff re-assigned to better meet front-line service needs.

Twelve officers will be added to front line service to enhance public safety by making them available for priority and emergency calls, and 6 civilian members will be transferred to support positions throughout the organization.

The community stations that will be permanently closed on Sunday, April 1, 2012 (last day of business will be Saturday, March 31, 2012) are:

Erin Mills – 3476 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga

Lakeshore – 264 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga

Springdale – 51 Mountainash Road, Unit 6, Brampton

Queen Street – 148 Queen Street East, Brampton

The community station closures will not affect services that are provided at the five operational divisions. Residents and business owners will continue to have convenient access to four community stations throughout our Region (Click here for locations).

Peell Police also encourage citizens to report non-emergency incidents online at .

In the 2009 Residential and Business Community Survey, only 31% of respondents listed access to a community station as one of the three police programs they felt was most important, however 56% of respondents listed Community Patrol as one of the top 3 programs.

For media inquiries, please contact Staff Sergeant Taufic Saliba – Corporate Communications at (905) 453-2121, ext.4010