NRPS announces facility changes due to COVID-19

The Niagara Regional Police Service has announced some changes to its facilities to help safeguard the health and safety of its members.

Effective Thursday, Mar. 19/2020 until further notice, the Fort Erie, Port Colborne, and Grimsby detachments are closed to members of the public.

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland front desks are remaining open to emergencies only.

Collision reporting centres in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland are still open for collision reporting.

All members of the public are directed to online resources for requests for record checks, fingerprint destruction, record suspensions, occurrence reports and freedom of information requests. These services are available through the “What we do” link on the Niagara Regional Police Service website:

“As an essential service, the community will continue to see our officers on patrol and can still expect a response to their calls for assistance,” Chief Bryan MacCulloch said in a statement. “This is a rapidly changing situation that we are continuing to evolve and adapt to, but I can assure the residents of Niagara, that the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to ensuring their continued safety.”