New police station coming to downtown Brampton

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Published October 23, 2019 at 3:50 pm

During a townhall meeting on October 16, 2019, Peel Police Chief Duraiappah announced a new police substation at 15 Queen St W, along with an immediate doubling of officers in the downtown area, fo

During a townhall meeting on October 16, 2019, Peel Police Chief Duraiappah announced a new police substation at 15 Queen St W, along with an immediate doubling of officers in the downtown area, for a total of twelve officers working between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 a.m. 

Chief Duraiappah has acknowledged that the work police officers do in the city, goes beyond criminal work and includes responding to social disorder that often involves mental illnesses.

He also explained that Peel Police hopes to collaborate with multiple sectors, such as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), to form a crisis model.

This new model hopes to have a mental health professional working alongside a uniformed officer, which will further help to provide more appropriate responses to cases that involve mental health.

“This will help find the right services at the right time for the right people,” said Chief Duraiappah.

“We can’t arrest our way out of all the problems,” he added. “We’re well aware that multi-sector collaborative initiatives are the way to mitigate risk in a community.”

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