Residents in Grande Prairie are able to report non-injury accidents at the Collision Reporting Centre beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27.
The Centre is the first in Canada for an RCMP-policed community. It is expected to create capacity for Grande Prairie RCMP officers to respond to complex crimes by reducing the administrative burden on officers and re-aligning report creation to Collision Reporting Centre staff.
Upon it's opening, residents involved in a motor vehicle accident where there are no injuries may either drive their road-safe vehicle, or have a vehicle towed to the south entrance of the Eastlink Centre located at 10 Knowledge Way in Grande Prairie.
Once there, staff from the Accident Support Services International will be able to assist victims file a collision report, take pictures of damage, receive a 'damage reported to police' sticker, initiate the insurance process, or contact family members in a safe, one-stop location.
The hours of operation for the Centre are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.
A grand opening ceremony takes place on August 27 at 10 a.m. with remarks from confirmed honoured guests, City of Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given; Alberta RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Commanding Officer of K Division, Todd Shean; and Accident Support Services International President and CEO, Steve Sanderson.