PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police Service announced it is purchasing the former Calvalry Church building at 1421 Lansdowne Street.
“As we announced the acquisition of a second building, with thanks and appreciation to the Police Services Board, and City Council.” said Police Chief Betts. “Many in our community will know that the current building has long since been unable to meet the needs of the Organization, in terms of size, and infrastructure. An adequate police facility and Police Service are critical public safety infrastructure required as part of the public safety continuum.”
Betts said they’ve been discussing an upgrade to the current facility on Water Street for more than 20 years. A Police-City Facilities Committee found that a single-site solution, located in the downtown core, was not feasible or fiscally responsible according to Betts so the Committee agreed to pivot to a two-site solution that would leverage existing funds, earmarked for a police facility, and provide greater long-term viability.
According to Betts Water Street will maintain the existing location for operations and investigations, while the new facility will be utilized for administration, training, and future needs. Renovations will be required at both sites, and Betts says the planning for that work has already started.
This article has been update with the correct spelling of Calvalry.