Members of DRPS and regional officials have officially broke ground on the new Operations Training Centre (OTC) in Whitby.
Regional Chair Roger Anderson joined DRPS Chief Mike Ewles and Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins to kick off construction on the 47,000 square foot state of the art facility in Whitby.
The OTC will be home to a much needed firearms training facility, communications 911 call centre and IT backup centre. The firearms facility will be equipped with a 12 lane range, steel armour bullet trap and acoustic treatment to eliminate noise.
The communications call centre will allow for expansion to meet the needs of Durham’s growing communities and the IT backup centre will provide emergency backup to police information systems.
“We are pleased to see ground breaking on this important facility,” said DRPS Chief Constable Mike Ewles. “It will provide several crucial services for our members and the communities we serve.”
The OTC was designed according to the latest standard for energy efficiency, air and noise emissions. The building is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2012.
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Chief Mike Ewles, Regional Chair Roger Anderson and Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins (JPG file, 169.6K bytes)
Region of Durham CAO Gary Cubitt, DRPS Chief Mike Ewles, Regional Chair Roger Anderson, Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins (JPG file, 217.0K bytes)