Peel Regional Police is planning a virtual community police station in downtown Brampton, much to the surprise and amusement of many residents.

The “Brampton Virtual Community Station,” to be located on George Street across from city hall, will be mostly unmanned and will utilize remote video technology that will allow visitors to communicate with officers.
This new substation will be operational by late June 2020 if all goes according to plan.

Visitors to the station will be able to report both emergency and non-emergency incidents, however, traffic accident would need to be done at dedicated locations already in place.

Police officers will directly take calls from the new station during regular business hours on Monday to Friday, while those using the site on evenings and weekends will be directed to central communications and rerouted to the appropriate department.

Officers will be able to use the station when and where needed, but the station will use remote technology almost exclusively.

Brampton council has long advocated for a new community station to increase Peel police’s presence downtown.

This seems to be the future of policing and it is happening one step at a time. -CINEWS


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