LPS opening new foot patrol office in downtown core

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London police have announced that a new office space for its community foot patrol unit is expected to open in the downtown core this fall.

The new space will be located at 183 Dundas Street between Richmond and Clarence streets. Chief Steve Williams said the decision to open the space in that spot came after consultations with local business owners and residents who said they would like to see a greater police presence in the core.

“After several months of searching for a suitable spot, we are excited that work is now underway to transform the space at 183 Dundas Street into a storefront office for our Community Foot Patrol officers,” said Williams. “We look forward to sharing further details about this new space with the community in the coming months.”

The office is scheduled to to open late this fall. Other details including staffing and hours of operation, will be announced once the space finalized.