New regional policing facility

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Background

The current station on Main Street was built in the 1970’s when Moncton had a much smaller-scale police force.

Fast forward to the 1990’s, when the local police force was converted to a tri-community force, offered by what is now known as the Codiac Regional RCMP (serving Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview).

As the area’s population grew, so did the needs of the community and, by extension, the number of officers and civilian staff.

Around 2010, discussions began on the topic of renovating/expanding the existing facility, or building a new one.

Chronology

The process was initiated in 2012, when a firm was hired to conduct a feasibility study. Since then, there have been many checkpoints and milestones with Moncton City Council – in fact, elected officials were consulted or informed of progress multiple times since 2013.

Some highlights, as well as next steps, are outlined in the timeline document found in the ‘Resources’ section to the right.

Project Cost

Clearly, a new policing facility isn’t a regular construction project. Beyond stringent security guidelines to follow, the work that will happen here is specialized, therefore has unique needs. Some examples include the construction materials that must be used in certain areas of the building, and the technical nature of some products. This type of specialty construction can be much different than typical commercial construction.

Budgeted components
$46,000,000 = total project cost

  • Land acquisition
  • Site remediation and preparation
  • Professional services (i.e. architectural/engineering firms, project management, testing and geotechnical services)
  • Construction costs and appropriate contingencies
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Information technology systems
  • Security System components
  • Legal Fees
  • Public Art component
  • HST costs

All companies hired to execute work were selected through public procurement processes.

Current status (21/05/2021)

During the City of Moncton capital budget deliberations in November 2020, City Council approved $46M for the new policing facility project. The total project cost will be shared between the City of Moncton, Dieppe and the Town of Riverview as per the cost-sharing agreement.

On April 19, 2021, Administration provided a public update on the new Policing facility. Due to multiple considerations that could impact the project cost, quality and timeline (as indicated in the Power Point presentation available under Resources), the tender for the construction of the new facility will be issued in the Fall of 2021 with a tender award in early Winter 2022.

Between Spring and Fall 2021, Administration will be working with the design team to review the design, tender documents and construction cost estimate based on current realities and challenges. An update will be provided prior to issuing the tender for the construction of the new facility.

Background

The current station on Main Street was built in the 1970’s when Moncton had a much smaller-scale police force.

Fast forward to the 1990’s, when the local police force was converted to a tri-community force, offered by what is now known as the Codiac Regional RCMP (serving Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview).

As the area’s population grew, so did the needs of the community and, by extension, the number of officers and civilian staff.

Around 2010, discussions began on the topic of renovating/expanding the existing facility, or building a new one.

Chronology

The process was initiated in 2012, when a firm was hired to conduct a feasibility study. Since then, there have been many checkpoints and milestones with Moncton City Council – in fact, elected officials were consulted or informed of progress multiple times since 2013.

Some highlights, as well as next steps, are outlined in the timeline document found in the ‘Resources’ section to the right.

Project Cost

Clearly, a new policing facility isn’t a regular construction project. Beyond stringent security guidelines to follow, the work that will happen here is specialized, therefore has unique needs. Some examples include the construction materials that must be used in certain areas of the building, and the technical nature of some products. This type of specialty construction can be much different than typical commercial construction.

Budgeted components
$46,000,000 = total project cost

  • Land acquisition
  • Site remediation and preparation
  • Professional services (i.e. architectural/engineering firms, project management, testing and geotechnical services)
  • Construction costs and appropriate contingencies
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Information technology systems
  • Security System components
  • Legal Fees
  • Public Art component
  • HST costs

All companies hired to execute work were selected through public procurement processes.

Current status (21/05/2021)

During the City of Moncton capital budget deliberations in November 2020, City Council approved $46M for the new policing facility project. The total project cost will be shared between the City of Moncton, Dieppe and the Town of Riverview as per the cost-sharing agreement.

On April 19, 2021, Administration provided a public update on the new Policing facility. Due to multiple considerations that could impact the project cost, quality and timeline (as indicated in the Power Point presentation available under Resources), the tender for the construction of the new facility will be issued in the Fall of 2021 with a tender award in early Winter 2022.

Between Spring and Fall 2021, Administration will be working with the design team to review the design, tender documents and construction cost estimate based on current realities and challenges. An update will be provided prior to issuing the tender for the construction of the new facility.

Questions?

Any question submitted will be reviewed by the project team, and depending on the nature of the question, a response will be provided either publicly in this section, or privately, within 2-3 business days.

Thank you for your interest!

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    Are we possibly considering going back to a municipal police force.

    Mark McLellan asked 25 days ago

    Good morning - thank you for your question. This possibility was studied by Moncton City Council in 2010, and it was determined at that time that a municipal police force was not in the best interest of the City. To be considered once again would require the will of City Council to undertake an extensive study on the topic.

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    I understand this is a regional building for Riverview, Dieppe and Moncton RCMP. Will the proceeds of the sale of the current 3 (or more) RCMP buildings be put toward paying down the cost of the new building? If yes, is there any estimate how much could be raised by the sale of current facilities?

    DLS asked 5 months ago

    Hello, 

    At present, the regional force (Codiac RCMP) is operating out of one building in Moncton and the 911 call centre is located in Dieppe. Because of the age, condition and limited size of the Moncton building, the new building is being planned that will allow for future growth with most efficient operations. As well, with the additional space, the 911 call centre will be operated in the same new facility thus eliminating a separate facility and allowing for consolidated operations. 

    The Dieppe building is owned by Dieppe and they will determine the future use or sale of that facility. The current RCMP regional building located in Moncton (as noted above) is owned by the City of Moncton. Any proceeds from the sale/repurposing of that building will become revenues to the City of Moncton. Administration will propose options to Council as to the use of these proceeds when the future sale/repurposing transpires.

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    If you publish the intail cost of $46 million why wont you tell us the price now before the election

    Wink asked 5 months ago

    Hello, 

    The estimate is under review and has therefore not been finalized. City Administration will be working with the design team in the next few months to complete a detailed review. 

    Once this has been completed, if the net estimated amount differs from what was approved by City Council during capital budget deliberations in November 2020, City Council will have to approve the revised net project cost (and borrowing amount).

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    $46 million??? and that's before the overruns which will significantly enlarge this figure. In these times of covid and recession, is this a spending and community priority? There is ample commercial space available and to become available to meet policing needs and programs and outreach services that are desperately needed in Moncton. Better to address the poverty and homeless social issues in this city than literally waste such monies that will assuredly not improve current policing services. (I know...social programs are a Provincial issue. I beg to differ. They are a community's issue.) A better question for Council to ask itself is: Does the local infrastructure support current policing needs? The answer would be yes, as I haven't read or heard otherwise, even from RCMP sources. The next question: So, how do we meet the infrastructure needs of the future? Answer: Find out what they are, specifically and based on empirical data and assumptions, and cost-effectively brain-storm the solutions. There now; just saved you $46 plus million.

    DHA asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the project. 

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    In 2013, the City of Saint John built an 110,000 sq. ft. Police and Law Court facility for just over $22 Million (adjusted for inflation, it’s $24,426,601.78) In comparison, the Codiac RCMP Facility is planned to be 69, 567 sq. ft. in size, and coming in at a cost of ~$45 Million. (40, 433 sq. ft. smaller than Saint John, and and costing twice as much.) The costs don't make sense!

    Hafsah asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    Square footage refers mainly to construction costs, whereas the figure of $45 million referred to for the Moncton facility includes many other elements, such as land purchase, site (environmental) remediation, furnishings, etc. 

    The City of Moncton continues to work with subject-matter experts to further refine estimates for these various components at each step of the process, taking into account current realities.

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    Why is the cost of smaller building in Moncton cost twice as much and have the size of the police building in Saint John?

    Bob987 asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    According to the information provided in reports received by the City, the cost in Saint John was $412/SF.

    Further info has been requested from the City of Saint John.

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    What will happen with the old Moncton police force memorial currently in the front lobby of the current RCMP station ?

    Stephen Cunningham asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    A decision hasn’t yet been made as officials will be reaching out to the families for their input.

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