Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:37

New RCMP Initiative To Better Serve Grande Prairie Is First Of It's Kind In Canada

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NEW RCMP INITIATIVE TO BETTER SERVE GRANDE PRAIRIE IS THE FIRST OF IT'S KIND IN CANADA

New RCMP Initiative to Better Serve Grande Prairie is the First of its Kind in Canada

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to partner with the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment and the Accident Support Services International (ASSI) on the creation of the Grande Prairie Collision Reporting Centre.
“Placing the right resources in the right place is a focus for City Council. Opening the first Collision Reporting Centre in an RCMP policed region in the entire country recognizes Grande Prairie’s commitment to improving service for our residents by implementing innovative ideas,” said Bill Given, City of Grande Prairie Mayor. “This initiative has been an advocacy priority for both this and the previous City Council.”

Although there area other municipal police services in Canada using similar services, the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment is the first RCMP location in Canada to use the services of a Collision Reporting Centre. This collaboration serves as a model for RCMP locations across Canada to initiate a similar practice.

"The new Collision Reporting Centre will provide timely collision analysis that will be used to focus police resources,” said Don McKenna, Grande Prairie RCMP Superintendent. “The Centre will also create new efficiencies that reduce the administrative burden on the RCMP officers and support staff." Upon opening on August 23, 2018, ASSI staff will be on-hand to assist anyone who has been involved in a collision where there are no injuries. The Collision Reporting Centre provides a safe, one-stop location to file a collision report, take pictures of damage, receive a ‘damage reported to police’ sticker, initiate the insurance process, or contact family members.

The CRC will operate out of the Eastlink Centre located at 10 Knowledge Way in Grande Prairie. Hours of operation are at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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