Expansion of police headquarters: what the public needs to know during construction

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Service will soon be breaking ground on the construction of an expansion along the north side of the station to accommodate ongoing growth and meet the needs of the Service for the next 20 years.

 Construction will take place in several phases and is expected to be completed in 2016. The Service has developed comprehensive business continuity plans to ensure operations remain as close as possible to business as usual during the construction, however there will be some impacts to the community.

1. The Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) and our Traffic Response Unit will be relocated off site for the duration of construction. Effective May 6, 2014 walk-in collision reports will no longer be accepted at the police station.

To report a collision that doesn’t involve injuries or the commission of a criminal offence, citizens are advised to attend the Collision Reporting Centre located at 406 4 Avenue North. The hours of operation of the CRC are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

 All collisions where the combined damages exceed $2,000 are required by law to be reported to police.  In cases where a collision involves injuries or the commission of a criminal offence please call 911.

 **Please note: the CRC will be closed May 5 to facilitate the move**

2. Effective May 1, 2014 no new bookings for station tours will be accepted. Further, no bookings will be accepted for use of the LRPS community room. During construction station tours and public use of the community room is suspended.

 3. Access to the police station will remain open to the public throughout construction. Walk-in complaints/crime reports, applications for criminal record checks, pardons, etc. will continue to be accepted at the front counter, however citizens are advised public parking during construction will be limited. Public parking areas will be clearly posted.

 Police would like to remind residents about our online reporting feature which can be used to report the following crimes:

  • Lost Property (less than $5,000) not including licence plates
  • Theft (less than $5,000) not including vehicles or licence plates
  • Damage/Mischief to Property (less than $5,000)
  • Theft from Vehicle (less than $5,000)
  • Damage/Mischief to Vehicle (less than $5,000)

 Online reporting is user-friendly. Visit http://lethbridgepolice.ca/online-reporting  select one of the above crime types and simply fill out the form as prompted and click submit. Reports are forwarded to members of our Alternative Reporting Team for further follow-up.

 Police thank the public in advance for their patience and understanding during the construction process.

 For more information about the building expansion visit the Project Page on the City of Lethbridge website.