Officials from the Municipality of Clarington, the Clarington Fire Department and the Durham Regional Police Service dug their spades into the ground today to celebrate the construction on the new Clarington Fire Station and Policing Centre at Trulls Road and Sandringham Drive in Courtice, Ontario.
Police Chief Kevin McAlpine, Fire Chief Mike Creighton and Mayor John Mutton addressed emergency service representatives and the public during the ceremony. Construction on the 9,000 square foot structure is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2004.
The new facility will open in mid-2004 and will operate as a four-bay fire station and a community policing centre for area residents and businesses. Approximately 7,500 square feet of space will be dedicated to fire services, while the Durham Regional Police will occupy 1,500 square feet for community policing initiatives, including crime prevention and reporting. Inspector Bill Temple of the Clarington Community Police Office will oversee the operation of this new centre.
The facility is just one of several cooperative ventures between emergency services and the Durham Regional Police. The new Whitby Community Police Office at Taunton Rd. and Anderson Street will share property with Emergency Medical Services.
For more information on this new facility, please contact Inspector Bill Temple of the Clarington Community Police Office at 905-579-1520, ext. 1687.
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