The new headquarters for Campus Community Police is more centrally located and will enhance the service’s profile, says director Mike MacKinnon.
“It’s more accessible and definitely more visible,” MacKinnon said of the new space, on the ground floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre. The office, staffed 24 hours a day, opens onto Sunset Avenue and shares a foyer with Campus Parking Services.
Officers are special constables with policing authority over the campus, including criminal investigation and powers of arrest. Students and others come to the office for any number of reasons—to report a crime or safety concern, to discuss a situation with an officer, or just to check in with the lost-and-found.
“We’re here to serve our population just as any police agency,” MacKinnon said.
He said the new space makes that easier, both because it is more recognizable to the public and provides appropriate facilities for officers.
“It’s a gorgeous modern building and we plan to be happy here for a long time.”