Com­ing along nicely

New Kings RCMP de­tach­ment tak­ing shape in New Mi­nas

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS -

Con­struc­tion at the fu­ture RCMP Kings District Of­fice/ New Mi­nas De­tach­ment at 8833 Com­mer­cial St. con­tin­ues to move for­ward, with rough- ins for me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal sys­tems com­plete and work on in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal walls on­go­ing.

Hav­ing fin­ished the rough-ins, con­struc­tion crews are fo­cus­ing on the build­ing’s walls. Con­struc­tion of in­te­rior wall frames is com­plete, dry­wall is near­ing com­ple­tion on the sec­ond floor and dry­walling is on­go­ing on the first floor. On ex­ter­nal walls, brick work, metal cladding and win­dow fram­ing has be­gun.

“The build­ing is start­ing to look more and more like a de­tach­ment at this phase of the con­struc­tion process,” says Insp. Dan Mor­row, of­fi­cer in charge of Kings District RCMP, in a me­dia re­lease.

“We’re at the point now that we can re­ally vi­su­al­ize how the fi­nal space will look and how we’ll be us­ing it ev­ery day.”

The new build­ing brings to­gether ad­min­is­tra­tive units for RCMP Kings District and op­er­a­tional units for 73 full-time em­ploy­ees. This in­cludes the South­west Nova District Polic­ing Of­fi­cer, New Mi­nas De­tach- ment mem­bers, Ma­jor Crimes Unit, Traf­fic Ser­vices, Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion, Foren­sic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Ser­vices and Po­lice Dog Ser­vices. The units will come to­gether un­der one roof for im­proved op­er­a­tions and more ef­fi­cient col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Con­struc­tion be­gan in Oc­to­ber 2017 with site prepa­ra­tion as well as back­fill­ing and set­ting the foun­da­tion. In Novem­ber 2017, Nova Sco­tia RCMP hosted a ground­break­ing cer­e­mony at the site. Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to fin­ish in early 2019.

“The build­ing is start­ing to look more and more like a de­tach­ment at this phase of the con­struc­tion process. We’re at the point now that we can re­ally vi­su­al­ize how the fi­nal space will look and how we’ll be us­ing it ev­ery day.”

— Insp. Dan Mor­row, of­fi­cer in charge of Kings District RCMP

SUB­MIT­TED

It’s an­tic­i­pated con­struc­tion could be com­plete at the site of the new Kings RCMP de­tach­ment in New Mi­nas in early 2019.

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