Police Station 9, now located in the shopping plaza at the corner of Westminster and Côte Saint-Luc Road, held an Open House May 14. The target audience was seniors. I was happy to attend along with Councillors Ruth Kovac, Oren Sebag, David Tordjman and Dida Berku as well as City Manager Tanya Abramovitch, Executive Assistant Tammy McEwen, Public Safety Director Jordy Reichson and Lt. Anthony Tzakon.
Officers Marie-Christine Nobert and Andrew Iacovella, as well as Lt. Fred Jennings and other police personnel warmly invited us. Montreal West Councillors Colleen Feeney and Elizabeth Ulin were on hand as well. There were tours of the facility and brief ceremony in which Councillor Kovac was honoured for her contributions to public safety over the years. Mary Tofts from Montreal West was also recognized for her community volunteerism where police programming is involved.
Station 9 serves Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal West and Hampstead. Commander Jean O'Malley has retired and become the new head of Public Safety in Hampstead. For two years he served as the chief for both Station 9 and Station 11 in NDG. But we have now got confirmation that a new commander will be appointed soon to work exclusively at Station 9. That is very good news!