A new Protective Services building will provide an integrated RCMP and Municipal Enforcement Detachment.
The building will be located in the community of Heartland and will include space for Victim Services, as well as adequate space to build an efficient, safe and high functioning facility that meets current day standards as well as provides space for future expansion.
A new Protective Services facility was identified as a need through the obligations under the Municipal Police Service Agreement, which requires a municipality to provide police member accommodations. The current Cochrane RCMP detachment is a federally owned building that is well beyond its functional life. Once the RCMP move in to the new building, they will make regular lease payments to the Town.
The Protective Services Advisory Committee was key in determining the future location/area for the facility. From there, Administration began to research policing needs and size of parcel required. This resulted in a slight shift from the original location chosen, to a larger parcel, still within the community of Heartland, located at the South of Highway 1A, at the intersection of the highway and Horse Creek Road.
Construction budget: $23M
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
Provide a single location for all policing matters to serve Cochrane and the surrounding area.
This supports Council's strategic priority of focusing on services and spaces that achieve a safe and improved sense of community, and specifically, design and build a new integrated RCMP and Municipal Enforcement detachment.