The new Prince George RCMP detachment should be ready for occupancy sometime in the next two weeks but it will be another four to five weeks after that before the new tenants move in, according to city public safety and civic facility manager Leland Hansen.
Although the building will be have been completed from the construction point of view, Hansen said he computer, phone and security systems will then have to be installed. That work will be carried out by people working for the RCMP and it will take the additional weeks because of security concerns, he said.
Once that stage is finished, it should take another week for Prince George RCMP officers and staff to move into their new home, Hansen said, meaning it should be up and operating by early spring.
Located between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on Victoria Street, the $38.95-million, 63,636-square-foot detachment will replace the Prince George RCMP's current home at 10th and Brunswick. That building is 32,776 square feet in size and was built in 1972.
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