Malton Community Station is closed to the public on Wednesday, February 28, after an assessment by Peel regional police to investigate the effectiveness of community stations that support operational departments.
However, the location will still be used as a substation by the Peel police. The three Peel officers and one citizen member who work at the station are transferred to other areas within the police.
The police say that the closure of the Malton station will not affect the services provided by the operational departments. Residents and entrepreneurs have 24 hours a day access to the police services of divisions, community stations, personal, online or over the phone.
People must continue to report non-emergency incidents online at www.peelpolice.ca.
"We at Peel Regional Police are constantly investigating how we provide service to members of our community," said Chief Jennifer Evans, in a press release. "We are looking for ways to improve public safety, while respecting our commitment to budgetary responsibility.This redeployment of staff helps to achieve our mission by providing innovative and effective policing to create a safe environment to live, work and visits. "