Waterloo Regional Police Announce Facilities Changes Due to COVID-19 Variant

Notice of Change to Waterloo Regional Police Services and Facilities

Waterloo Region, Ontario – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and the Omicron variant spreads rapidly, public access to all Waterloo Regional Police Service facilities will be limited, effective immediately. 

The closures will not impact essential services to the community, as officers will continue to be dispatched to emergency and non-emergency calls on a priority basis. 

"While some of our services have been altered to ensure the safety of the public and our members, we remain committed to serving the community and doing our part to curb the spread of COVID-19," said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. "I want to reassure the citizens of Waterloo Region that your Police Service has a strong pandemic operational plan to ensure emergency services across the Region."

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, Headquarters, North, Central and South Divisions are closed - however, entry will be allowed for screened citizens. The Police Reporting Centre remains open, although all visitors will be screened prior to entry. 

Please note, record checks can be completed on our website

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 519-570-9777. Members of the community are also strongly encouraged to make reports online on our website.

For regular updates on these and other WRPS changes, visit our website.

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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