The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) celebrated the official opening of their new Central Division facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. Located at 200 Frederick Street in Kitchener, this state-of-the-art police station is a significant upgrade from their previous 65-year-old facility.
Chief Mark Crowell expressed his pride in the new division, which will now cater to the entire Region of Waterloo. The development of this modern facility has been a collaborative effort between the Region of Waterloo and WRPS, beginning in 2021. The new Central Division replaces the existing one situated just down the road on Frederick Street.
One of the notable features of the new police station is its versatile space, designed not just for police operations but also for hosting community events. Additionally, the facility includes a prisoner management center, ensuring the safe and efficient handling of detainees. Furthermore, it will house various community policing units, strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the community they serve.
In recognition of this momentous occasion, Premier Doug Ford is expected to attend the ceremony and witness the swearing-in of 18 officers, demonstrating the government’s support for the WRPS and its commitment to public safety. Later in the day, Premier Ford will be hosting Ford Fest at Bingemans, further engaging with the public.
The opening of the Central Division facility marks a significant milestone in the continuous efforts of the Waterloo Regional Police Service to enhance their capabilities and better serve the community. With this modern and technologically advanced facility, the WRPS is better equipped to fulfill their duty of keeping the Region of Waterloo safe.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is the location of the new Central Division facility of the Waterloo Regional Police Service?
A: The new Central Division facility of the Waterloo Regional Police Service is located at 200 Frederick Street in Kitchener.
Q: What does the new police station offer in terms of features and services?
A: The new police station includes space for community events, a prisoner management facility, and will house multiple community policing units.
Q: Who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony?
A: Premier Doug Ford was expected to attend the ceremony, accompanied by the swearing-in of 18 officers.
Q: Why was the development of a new facility necessary?
A: The previous Central Division facility was 65 years old and in need of an upgrade. The new facility provides a state-of-the-art space to enhance the capabilities of the Waterloo Regional Police Service and better serve the entire Region of Waterloo.