Chief Jennifer Evans cut the ribbon to officially open the new Peel Regional Police Headquarters and Museum located at 7150 Mississauga Road at Mississauga. The 92,000 square foot building sits on approximately 7.59 acres and is home to about 232 employees. It is home to the Chief’s Management Group and a number of administrative bureaus including corporate communications, corporate planning and research, human resources, finance, facilities management and professional standards, among others.
The Region of Peel has experienced booming growth over the last 44 years and so too has Peel Regional Police. The new building provides the extra space needed to improve efficiency by housing a number of bureaus together under one roof that share decision-making duties improving service delivery.
The first Peel Regional Police Headquarters opened on Dec. 31, 1973, at 168 Kennedy Road South in Brampton. Later, on Oct. 30, 1981 it moved to 7750 Hurontario Street in Brampton. That building has since been renamed Sir Robert Peel Center. Fast forward 35 years and the growth of Peel Region still has shown no signs of slowing down.
About 100 employees, retired members, community partners and distinguished guests were in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony, including the Police Services Board and Michael Tibollo, minister of community safety and correctional services.