The Public Safety Facility Steering Committee has been charged with investigating options available to upgrade the facilities for our Police and Fire & EMS departments in order to ensure we meet the ongoing needs of our community in the most cost effective manner. Once the committee has gathered all the pertinent information, they will make a recommendation to the Council, who will act on the recommendation.
Based on a needs assessment completed in 2017 of police and fire and EMS facilities, it was determined that the current police station layout is no longer functional nor allows for the necessary security measures to ensure safe operation. Further, while the current fire station is structurally in fair condition, the existing layout is no longer functional.
The objective for each department would be to develop a facility that better meets their respective needs and goals, provide a more efficient operational layout, and allow for future staff and facility growth.