Durham Regional Police welcomed its new Courtice Community Police Office, along with Courtice Fire Hall #4, on Jun. 23 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Chief of Police Kevin McAlpine, Clarington Mayor John Mutton, Fire Chief Gordon Weir, and Regional Chair Roger Anderson praised the combined efforts of Paul MacIntosh from Thomas Brown Architects Inc. and Gay Construction for the successful completion of the building, which police and fire personnel moved into in the spring.
Deputy Chief of Police Chuck Mercier, Deputy Chief Rod Piukkala, and Clarington CPO Inspector Bill Temple also attended the ceremony.
The new police and fire facility will serve as home for several specialized policing units including crime analysis, traffic safety coordinator, high school and elementary school liaison officers and the community response team. The Durham Regional Police Service occupies 2,000 square feet of the new building, while the Emergency and Fire Service occupies 7,900 square feet.
“This is a great new facility, built to suit the needs of this rapidly growing community. Working this closely with the emergency and fire services will enable our members here in Clarington to continue to provide police services in a professional and enthusiastic manner,” said Chief McAlpine.
Regional Chair Roger Anderson also praised the new facility. “Responding to emergencies and community safety needs are among the many important, life-saving services we provide every day,” said Mr. Anderson, “I know this new state-of-the-art facility will enable these organizations to do their jobs even more effectively and efficiently.”
The new facility is located at 2611 Trulls Road in Courtice (south of highway #2).
New CPO (JPG file, 35.4K bytes)
Inspector Temple, Chief McAlpine, Deputy Chief Piukkala, and Deputy Chief Mercier (JPG file, 189.9K bytes)
Fire Chief Weir and Police Chief McAlpine (JPG file, 291.7K bytes)
Inspector Temple with D/Sgt Bulloch and S/Sgt Sayer (JPG file, 255.4K bytes)
Kids get to see what a fire truck is like up close. (JPG file, 255.7K bytes)