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More Police presence will be felt in City's East Village

DH Calgary Staff Mar 10, 2016 9:40 am

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) is looking to make their presence more known in and around East Village.

The CPS now has a new office – the Multi Service Centre – setup in the up and coming neighbourhood, which will be used by CPS or Bylaw services when officers are on foot or bike patrol.

“It will allow our members to stay out in the field longer,” Inspector Cliff O’Brien told Calgary Buzz. “Rather than having to travel to the closest police station in Victoria Park to file reports or make phone calls, members can use the new Multi Service Centre.”

“So while people are moving in, we’ll have a visible presence. It’s a great way to keep that developing community safe.”

The idea was sparked by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), project managers of the East Village Rivers District Community Revitalization Plan, who donated the space so CPS officers could easily patrol the area and have a space of their own.

Since the new centre is not a public facility, it’s not being overly advertised. It won’t be staffed 24/7 and the public can’t report crimes there.

DH Calgary Staff
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