The 411 on Greater Victoria's 911
The Government of BC
on Monday that by 2019, Greater Victoria police departments will operate their 911 dispatch out of a shared facility, becoming the first point of contact for 911 callers on South Vancouver Island.
The centre will house police call-taking and dispatch for the
, Saanich, Central Saanich and Oak Bay police departments as well as all local RCMP detachments.
"Integrated police dispatch will save the cost of having multiple dispatch facilities in the region," said Chamber CEO Catherine Holt "Moving to integrate the police departments themselves would be a sensible next step. Residents deserve common governance, integrated police resources, an equitable funding model, and a regional approach to crime prevention and law enforcement."
Construction will begin on the new CRD-owned facility, located at 4219 Commerce Circle in Saanich, later this year.
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