New Police Marine Facility on Lake Simcoe
Newmarket – At its meeting on May 24, 2017, the York Regional Police Services Board was advised by Regional Council of the purchase of part of the lands at 20 Bonnie Boulevard in Jackson’s Point for the purposes of constructing a new police marine facility.
The search for the appropriate location for the police facility has taken many years, and this site will serve to meet the growing safety demands on Lake Simcoe. The size of the facility will be approximately 8,600 square feet and will include office space for police staff, three boat slips for police vessels and a storage facility. Once completed, the new facility will significantly increase police response capacity on Lake Simcoe and will enhance community safety for the Town of Georgina’s residents and its visitors. “Our Board has supported this investment as a key responsibility of our Service, which is to patrol and promote safety on the lake,” said Chair Frank Scarpitti.
York Regional Police is responsible for patrolling an area of 350 square kilometres of Lake Simcoe as well as other York Region waterways. A waterfront police facility at Jackson’s Point will provide the necessary visibility and police access to the lake required to deliver high-level police services and meet future growing needs of the lake community.
The anticipated timeline for completion of the project is late 2018.
The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian Board that governs the York Regional Police. One member as Head of Municipal Council, three members are appointed by resolution of Regional Council and three by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
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