Fort Macleod Police College To Finally Move Forward
Fort Macleod: A day that Fort Macleod town officials and residents having been waiting for.
Premier Ed Stelmach was in town Thursday, as part of a Caucus tour, and
announced that construction will start by the summer of 2012, on a
state-of-the-art law enforcement training centre.
The facility was first
promised to the town in 2006 and was supposed to be under construction by 2007.
However, it was side-tracked by an expanding price tag first thought to be
around $60 million, but went as high as $260 million.
on the Premier's announcement won't be released until next Thursday, when the
next Provincial budget is released. That's prompted Fort Macleod Mayor Shaw
Patience to temper his excitement.
According to Patience, "Until we see
the specifics in the budget next week, we're really not sure want we're dealing
with". However, he notes, " the fact that we're moving ahead with it and the
Premier is fulfilling the commitment that they made to this community in 2006 --
that's a great thing and I couldn't be happier."
Premier Stelmach confirmed the budget will contain some money for the
long awaited police college, He also told Country-95 news, "The province is
still working out details with some municipal police forces, but the college
will also accommodate training for corrections officers and border patrol
The Police College will be built on Highway-2, just before
Township Road 90, south of Fort Macleod.
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12/12/2013 2:19:06 PM
Source: Marion Warnica - Dori Modney -- Country 95 News