On June 4, Niagara Region, Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board (PSB) and the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) held a formal groundbreaking ceremony to recognize the ongoing construction of the new NRPS 1 District facility in St. Catharines.
The new 31,000 sq. ft. facility is being constructed on a 2.96 acre site at 198 Welland Ave. in St. Catharines. The building will house patrol units, detective and administration offices, public areas including front desk functions, a community room and a collision reporting centre. There will be visitor parking available.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Niagara Region Chair Jim Bradley and CAO Ron Tripp, NRPS Chief Bryan MacCulloch, PSB Chair Kenneth Gansel and other community stakeholders.
The build is expected to be completed by September 2020 at a cost of $21 million.
"The construction of the new 1 District police facility will enhance our ability to provide meaningful service to residents of Niagara. We are excited to have broken ground on this state-of-the-art facility that will ensure the Niagara Regional Police continue to have a strong presence in downtown St. Catharines for generations to come."
~ Regional Chair Jim Bradley
"This is a day we have been looking forward to for quite some time. The NRPS is looking forward to continuing to partner and work with Niagara Region and the Police Services Board as we now move into the construction phase of this facility that will meet the future needs of our Police Service and the community we so proudly serve."
~ Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch
"This is a great day for the Niagara Regional Police Service, as this new building in St. Catharines will enhance our delivery of police services to the citizens of St. Catharines and Thorold. This project has been 10 years in the making and today we are one step closer to constructing a new 1 District facility that will meet current and future needs of our Police Service."
~ Niagara Police Services Board Chair Kenneth Gansel
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