Durham Regional Police officials were elated this morning as shovels broke ground for the new Durham Region Administrative Facility.
Durham Regional Police Service Board Chair Bob Boychyn joined Police Chief Kevin McAlpine, Deputy-Chiefs Rod Piukkala and Chuck Mercier and members of Regional Council for the ceremonial event.
Many administrative units of the Durham Regional Police will join the region at this new facility in early 2005, including senior executives, Records, Finance, Facilities, and Human Resources. Currently, these departments are located at two facilities; on the second floor of the Oshawa Community Police Office and an office complex on Champlain Avenue in Whitby.
The $67.7 million regional government headquarters, to be located at Rossland Road in Whitby, Ontario, will bring together under one roof various regional departments and services that are presently dispersed at locations throughout Durham.
One of the main advantages of constructing the new building is the cost savings from leasing or renting commercial space. The facility will also ensure streamlined communications and processes between the police and regional government departments and give citizens “one stop shopping” for municipal services.
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Officials Turn Soil (JPG file, 31.3K bytes)
Senior Police and Regional Chair (JPG file, 29.4K bytes)
Architectural Drawing of New Facility (JPG file, 37.3K bytes)
Construction Begins! (JPG file, 24.2K bytes)