Chief Mike Ewles was joined by Regional Chair Roger Anderson and Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster on June 10 for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new DRPS Clarington Police Complex. Construction on two new police buildings will get underway this summer in the first phase of development on the 27-acres of land.
East Division Inspector Rolf Kluem and Inspector Steve Ross of the Major Crime Unit were also on-hand to dig their shovels into the ground at the Highway 2 and Maple Grove Road location. The first phase includes the construction of two buildings, the first of which will serve as the new station for East Division, while the second building will be used for a Forensic Identification Facility.
The second phase of the project will see the creation of a Regional Support Centre and a Centre for Investigative Excellence.
The new 47,650 sq. ft. East Division building will be the home for officers patrolling the communities of Clarington, and will feature interview rooms, evidence storage areas, holding rooms, a vehicle examination bay and locker rooms.
The Forensic Investigation Facility will offer state-of-the-art resources to receive, process, and secure evidence required in modern court proceedings. The space will include several specialized labs with pressured air-handling systems.
The Clarington Police Complex is scheduled for completion in 2015. The existing East Division building was constructed in 1986, and was identified as needing expansion or replacement in 2000.
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