The new centralized Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) in Durham Region marked its official opening Nov. 24th and motorists are already making use of this new, convenient service.
Chief Mike Ewles, Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier and Police Board Chair Terry Clayton joined Steve Sanderson and Bob Gutwein of Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSIL) for the official ribbon cutting. The CRC has been open for one week and 246 customers had already attended the facility priot to the official opening. The CRC is located at 650 Rossland Road East in Whitby, across from Durham Region Headquarters.
It is operated by ASSIL, a private company that also operates similar facilities in Toronto, Hamilton, Barrie and other communities. Those involved in non-injury collisions can attend this location, after exchanging information with the other motorist, in order to complete the paperwork and contact their insurance company within 24 hours.
Police will continue to attend collisions involving injury, fatalities, criminality (e.g. drunk driving) or if other property is damaged. By driving or towing their vehicles to the new CRC, motorists don't have to wait at the side of a busy road for an officer to arrive.
The CRC is located in the new DRPS Regional Reporting Centre where some other police units have been relocated - including the Centralized Alternative Response Unit (CARU) where citizens can report crimes over the telephone, and an officer from the Traffic Services Branch is also on hand to complete police reports.
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President Sanderson Speaks (JPG file, 142.4K bytes)
Chief Ewles, President Sanderson, VP Bob Gutwein, Deputy Chief Mercier and PSB Chair Terry Clayton Cut Ribbon (JPG file, 147.0K bytes)
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