Halifax Regional Police and Accident Support Services International (ASSI) are advising the public that the Halifax Collision Reporting Centre will close at the end of the week.
Following an eight-month pilot project which saw the Collision Reporting Centre open at Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street on September 10, 2014, both agencies came to a mutual decision to cease operations effective May 22, 2015.
“A number of factors, including the ability of citizens to continue reporting collisions at local police stations, meant that we weren’t able to fully realize the efficiencies and improved data integrity achieved by other police services that have partnered with ASSI,” said Superintendent Sean Auld. “While we are disappointed with the outcome, this has been a valuable learning experience for us. Our partnership with ASSI gave us the opportunity to see if their business model would work in Halifax, at no expense to the Municipality. We thank ASSI and its employees for their efforts over the past year and wish them the best in their future endeavors,” he said.
“We are also disappointed at the closure of the Collision Reporting Centre. Working together step-by-step with Halifax Regional Police we sought to implement a model that could deal with the challenges faced in such a large and diverse region,” said Steve Sanderson, President of Accident Support Services. “Our employees located at police headquarters worked diligently to provide great service to the public using our award-winning Collision Reporting and Occurrence Management System to gather data, photos and documents that, when shared with the citizen’s insurer, expedited the claim handling process. We appreciate very much having had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Halifax Region and want to thank our employees and the Halifax Police for their hard work and dedication to this pilot project.”
Halifax Regional Police remains committed to leveraging leading-edge technology to address traffic safety issues. We are currently in the process of creating a solution within our existing records management system that will enhance our ability to analyze collision data, helping us to be more effective in our efforts to reduce collisions.
Citizens can still report collisions twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at Police Headquarters, 1975 Gottingen Street, and Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following HRP community offices:
- 15 Convoy Run, Bedford
- 7 Mellor Avenue, Dartmouth
- 7001 Mumford Road, Halifax
- 264 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield
Drivers are reminded to bring with them their driver’s license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and any other pertinent information related to the collision.