Today, community leaders and employees of the Parkland RCMP invited members of the public to the grand opening event at the newly built detachment.
The detachment, located at 91 Campsite Road, Spruce Grove, Alta. has consolidated employees from the previous Stony Plain and Spruce Grove detachments along with Traffic Services, formerly located in Edmonton and Evansburg, Alta.
The municipally funded building is 4,665 square metres, will house roughly 160 employees and cost approximately $22 million to build. The previous Stony Plain RCMP detachment will be disposed of by selling the building to a third party following an environmental assessment and appraisal. The Spruce Grove RCMP detachment is owned by the municipality and will remain with them. Finally, we will maintain the lease with the Enoch RCMP detachment as an outreach office for the community.
"The new Parkland detachment has unified RCMP employees and centralized services to better serve and protect the public. This project has been years in the making, and this space will be home for our RCMP employees and partners for many years to come. It's a modern and efficient facility, for a modern and effective police service."
- RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki
"Building stronger, trusting relationships within the communities we serve, is at the core of the Alberta RCMP. The opening of the new Parkland RCMP detachment is a welcome addition for the communities of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Enoch Cree Nation. Having our detachment members co-located in one building adds to the efficiencies of our service."
- Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, "K" Division Commanding Officer
"The new Parkland RCMP detachment is a wonderful example of how municipalities can work together to find innovative and effective ways to best meet the needs of their residents and the surrounding region. We are thrilled with this new facility and are proud of the collaboration that went into making it a reality."
- Mayor Stuart Houston, City of Spruce Grove
"We're ecstatic this day has finally come. One facility allows for operational efficiencies and eliminates duplication of services leading to better policing for the region. What many people don't realise is Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Enoch have been operating as one detachment in three locations for over 20-years. Unifying the RCMP into one building has been the goal of both municipalities for some time. This will strengthen the RCMP for our region both logistically and fiscally. Making this dream a reality is another example of how working together can have such a positive impact for all of our citizens."
- Mayor William Choy, Town of Stony Plain