The renovations are complete at the North Shore Community Policing Office, and for the four-legged members of the RCMP K9 Unit, the upgrade provides some much-needed amenity space. A climate-controlled garage bay is equipped with storage and a commercial wash bay, giving the dogs a reprieve from the elements in all seasons.
The building at 915 7th Street, a former car dealership, first opened in May 2016, bringing a significant increase in services to the North Shore. The new renovation has completely transformed the building into a fully functional policing office that includes a new forensic ident bay, the K9 unit, and office and meeting space for the traffic unit, crime prevention officers, and some general duty officers.
The new space is also home to the municipal community policing and crime prevention coordinators, as well as Crimestoppers, providing training and meeting space for volunteers in programs like Block Watch or Citizens on Patrol.
The office also provides many of the public services offered at the Battle Street Detachment, including digital fingerprinting and police information checks.