Saskatoon welcomes new police headquarters

More than 650 members of the Saskatoon Police Service moved into their new home this month, as the new Saskatoon Police Headquarters opened its doors. An official grand opening ceremony was held in celebration of the 390,000-square-foot facility, which consolidates work previously done in 12 separate buildings across the city and includes a wide range of services, office space, technical requirements and amenities. With all of the city’s police service facility needs centralized on one site, it is one of the most comprehensive municipal police facilities in Canada and is designed to meet the growth of the Service well into the future.

The facility was designed by CS&P Architects in partnership with aodbt architecture + interior design of Saskatoon, and built by EllisDon. With more than 25 years of experience working in the justice sector, CS&P has recently completed or is planning new police facilities for the London Police, Halton Regional, Peel Regional, Regina, Guelph, the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police.

According to Peter Ortved, CS&P Principal, “Police buildings are complex design challenges because they comprise so many diverse functions. In addition to the necessary high-security areas in the building, a priority has also been to develop a facility that is open, welcoming and accessible to the community as well as a healthy state-of-the-art workplace for all staff.”

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