Township moves forward on policing model assessment

November 1, 2022
Esquimalt News

News release
For immediate release     

 

The Township of Esquimalt has selected Perivale + Taylor Consulting to propose one or more police service delivery models as options for the township. The existing framework agreement with VicPD expires on December 31, 2023.

In addition to looking at options for police service delivery models, the consultants are also responsible for putting together a transition plan that outlines how to bridge between any change in service delivery as well as cost estimates.

Residents and businesses will be able to view and comment on the proposal or proposals before a request for approval is forwarded for consideration to the Ministry of Public Safety.

This project is to be completed by June 1, 2023, with work commencing as soon as possible in November 2022. As part of the project, the consultants will prepare a request for approval of the proposal for final consideration by the Ministry.

The Esquimalt Division of the Victoria Police Department currently occupies the ground floor of Esquimalt Municipal Hall. Future police services in Esquimalt will occupy part of the forthcoming Public Safety Building, in pre-construction and slated for completion in 2024. The building will also house the township’s emergency program and fire rescue services amongst other township and Capital Regional District offices.

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Tara Zajac, Manager of Communications
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