Community Policing to operate without a storefront

The Community Policing storefront office is scheduled to close.

  • May. 12, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The Community Policing storefront office is scheduled to close.On Wednesday, the City and the community policing board announced the office at the corner of Third Avenue and Oliver Street would be closed, having operated at the location for just over a year.According to the City, it was determined that there was insufficient visitation by the general pubic to justify the volunteer effort required to keep the storefront office open.The change will result in a change in the allocation of space within the Community Corner and provide more room for the Williams lake Central Business Improvement Area; the space occupied by the Cariboo Growers Cooperative will remain the same. “I want to assure residents that the core services provided by the Community Policing groups will not be affected by this change,” says Dave Dickson, safer community co-ordinator.“Community policing is a volunteer-based group of organizations that have made significant contributions to reducing crime and improving safety in the community and it has been determined by the board that providing a storefront office is not the most effective use of resources at this time.”Community policing can be reached by calling 250-392-8701.