Monday, April 8, 2019

Ironic? Canada spent $1 Billion for a new RCMP provincial headquarters in Surrey which is now severing the RCMP

The 2013 built, New and Improved RCMP "E" Division headquarters, with a price tag of $1,000,000,000, housing 2,700 employees, had to be located somewhere, locally, to serve Metro Vancouver (except Vancouver), British Columbia, and Canada.

2018  Municipal election result:
The City of Surrey has appointed a new manager to lead its transition from using the RCMP to a city-run police force — one of the first details Mayor Doug McCallum has offered into how the change will look.-  CBC




Will the RCMP Headquarters be providing space for the independent law enforcement agency?  Has Surrey Council made their own arrangements?

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RCMP is getting ready to move into its new $1 billion headquarters in Surrey, federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced on Tuesday. About 2,700 RCMP employees from 25 different "E " Division units will start moving into the new facility this month according B.C.'s Commanding Officer, Craig Callens (Retd).  Jan 8, 2013.


The RCMP is pleased to announce that Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr has been appointed as the Commanding Officer for the RCMP in British Columbia, following a selection process jointly undertaken by the RCMP and the Province. Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr replaces Deputy Commissioner Craig J. Callens, who is retiring after 32 years in the service of Canadians, including five years as Commanding Officer.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters info

  • The RCMP ‘E’ Division Headquarters Relocation Project is considered a major Crown initiative that relocated and consolidate existing RCMP headquarters units throughout Metro Vancouver to a new site in the City of Surrey.
  • The project is a public-private partnership (P3) between the Government of Canada and Green Timbers Accommodation Partners and represents PWGSC's largest federal accommodation project in Pacific Region to date and the first P3 for the Government of Canada.
  • The new 76,162 square-metre facility meets current safety and security standards and provides office and purpose built accommodation for over 2,700 ‘E’ Division Headquarters personnel.

PS:   SNC-Lavalin did NOT build this facility

1 comment:

e.a.f. said...

The old headquarters was in the City of Vancouver and the City of Vancouver has always had its own headquarters. Of course in my opinion, the move to Surrey simply made some one or several some ones a lot of money. there was no need to move it and they already owned the land in Vancouver. Didn't know it was a P3 but it doesn't surprise me, given who was the provincial government.

The move to Surrey was in my opinion, political to benefit Watts. Then she left, thinking she was getting a better offer.

The RCMP was never built to be a urban police force. They ought not to be a police force in any city with approx. 100K people. Police forces who ultimate loyalty lives in Ottawa, will never work in a city. surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Nanaimo, Kelowna, etc. all need their own police forces.

What is funny, is they spent a billion on this building but B.C. doesn't have any RCMP working on money laundering, and yes, when they built that billion dollar edifice money laundering was alive and well in B.C. its always been here, its just it got so big because it was so easy and had a provincial government which, in my opinion, was willing to turn a blind eye to it.

Where Surrey will build its new headquarters, who knows, they have enough land. might be a good idea to build it in the middle of the city, leaving room for a new city hall, hospital, jail, housing, etc. They need to build it with a 100 yrs in mind.