Future RCMP Kings District Office/New Minas Detachment set to open
The future RCMP Kings District Office/New Minas Detachment at 8833 Commercial St. is in its final stage of completion and will begin front counter service on April 1.
With most of the new furniture moved in and installed, contractors are testing and commissioning the structure to ensure all parts and systems are working as intended.
"Excitement continues to build as the finishing touches are completed on the new RCMP Kings District Office/New Minas Detachment," says Insp. Dan Morrow, Officer in Charge of Kings District RCMP. "The building will be a modern and efficient environment to provide top-quality policing services to our communities."
Employees are set to move in between March 27 and 30 and they will begin serving residents out of the new building on Monday, April 1. Service will continue throughout this period and will not be interrupted.
The new building brings together administrative units for RCMP Kings District and operational units for 73 full-time employees. This includes the Southwest Nova District Policing Officer, New Minas Detachment members, Major Crimes Unit, Traffic Services, General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Services and Police Dog Services. The units will come together under one roof for improved operations and more efficient collaboration. The building will replace the existing detachment at 18 Jones Rd.
Construction began in October 2017. Kings District RCMP will be holding a grand opening in June. Details to come at a later date.