The Moose Jaw Police Service provided a sneak peek at the space that it's leasing in the former Times-Herald building, which is right across the street from the police station.

The leased space is about 2,600 square feet on the east side of the building.

"It's basically going to be used for the Community and Strategic Services Unit along with the Victim Services," explained Constable Reggie Pawliw. "We need some more room. We wanted to have more space and more freedom for victims coming in, not wanting to be in the police station or around other people, so it gives them more privacy and to talk with our victims coordinator and to deal with us as well. We'll have lots of students as well, with us being school resource officers, so it will allow students to come chat with us there as well in a more private setting."

MJ Timer Herald BuildingThe Moose Jaw Police Service is leasing space in the former Times-Herald building

Pawliw says space at the current police station, located at 21 Fairford St W, is at a premium.

"There's definitely some issues with room. Rather than expanding in here, there's other units and areas that need space as well, so we thought, moving across the street, which is very close proximity and basically having us go there, was a positive."

He notes the new location may also be used to store evidence and vehicles in the future.

Officers started working out of the building on Thursday, however, Pawliw says it won't be fully operational for another few weeks.