YRPS looks to build marine unit on Lake Simcoe shoreline

The York Regional Police Service continues to work towards establishing a facility for its marine unit along the Lake Simcoe shoreline.

Officers made a presentation to Georgina council last week about plans to build in Jackson’s Point.

“Pending approvals (which include site plan, minor variance and building permit applications), construction is expected to get underway early summer and be completed in the fall of 2018,” reads a notice from the municipality.

According to the presentation, the YRPS marine unit is staffed by 10 officers tasked with patrolling Lake Simcoe and the region’s waterways. The underwater recovery unit provides a unique service as it’s one of only six dive teams in Ontario.

The facility – which has been designed with an “industrial aesthetic” to keep with the historical use of the site – will include three boat slips, a meeting/training room, single-vehicle garage and office area, along with locker rooms and storage space.

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