Concession Street policing centre on the move

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Hamilton Police won’t have an office on Concession Street for a few months.

The lease at the Concession Street Community Policing Centre expired last Friday and it will be several months before a new office opens, said councillor Scott Duvall.

The police department is close to signing a lease on another building, said the Ward 7 councillor, but it could be March before the site is renovated and ready to open to the public.

Steve Vucko of Speedy Subs said he is concerned about a drop in police presence, particularly after a robbery at his establishment last week and a woman sexually assaulted at the top of the Wentworth Stairs as few days earlier.

Vucko said the ACTION team makes appearances periodically along the street, but he’d like to see more officers more regularly.

Insp. Scott Rastin said while there may not be an office for several months, there will be no reduction in uniformed patrols.

The Concession Street BIA will again share space with the police in the new office as it did until last week at 516 Concession St. Until then it is operating out of LURA Consulting at 614 Concession St.

Carlo Gorni, executive director, in a “best-case scenario” there would be no gap in having a police office on the street, but he’s confident there will be a police presence in the interim.

“Obviously we’d like to see them back with that bricks and mortar presence as soon as possible, but we do understand they have a process they’re in as well,” he said.

Concession Street policing centre on the move

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Hamilton Police won’t have an office on Concession Street for a few months.

The lease at the Concession Street Community Policing Centre expired last Friday and it will be several months before a new office opens, said councillor Scott Duvall.

The police department is close to signing a lease on another building, said the Ward 7 councillor, but it could be March before the site is renovated and ready to open to the public.

Steve Vucko of Speedy Subs said he is concerned about a drop in police presence, particularly after a robbery at his establishment last week and a woman sexually assaulted at the top of the Wentworth Stairs as few days earlier.

Vucko said the ACTION team makes appearances periodically along the street, but he’d like to see more officers more regularly.

Insp. Scott Rastin said while there may not be an office for several months, there will be no reduction in uniformed patrols.

The Concession Street BIA will again share space with the police in the new office as it did until last week at 516 Concession St. Until then it is operating out of LURA Consulting at 614 Concession St.

Carlo Gorni, executive director, in a “best-case scenario” there would be no gap in having a police office on the street, but he’s confident there will be a police presence in the interim.

“Obviously we’d like to see them back with that bricks and mortar presence as soon as possible, but we do understand they have a process they’re in as well,” he said.

Concession Street policing centre on the move

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Hamilton Police won’t have an office on Concession Street for a few months.

The lease at the Concession Street Community Policing Centre expired last Friday and it will be several months before a new office opens, said councillor Scott Duvall.

The police department is close to signing a lease on another building, said the Ward 7 councillor, but it could be March before the site is renovated and ready to open to the public.

Steve Vucko of Speedy Subs said he is concerned about a drop in police presence, particularly after a robbery at his establishment last week and a woman sexually assaulted at the top of the Wentworth Stairs as few days earlier.

Vucko said the ACTION team makes appearances periodically along the street, but he’d like to see more officers more regularly.

Insp. Scott Rastin said while there may not be an office for several months, there will be no reduction in uniformed patrols.

The Concession Street BIA will again share space with the police in the new office as it did until last week at 516 Concession St. Until then it is operating out of LURA Consulting at 614 Concession St.

Carlo Gorni, executive director, in a “best-case scenario” there would be no gap in having a police office on the street, but he’s confident there will be a police presence in the interim.

“Obviously we’d like to see them back with that bricks and mortar presence as soon as possible, but we do understand they have a process they’re in as well,” he said.