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New Kelowna Police Services Building Project: Building a Safer Community

To keep pace with safety needs in our growing community, a new police services building with adequate space for effective policing operations is needed. The existing building has now reached the end of its productive lifecycle and no longer meets the requirement to provide space for the City’s policing needs. 

The centralized detachment will significantly improve efficiencies and effectiveness of police services in Kelowna and provide flexibility for long-term growth based on the findings in the Prosser Report (2012). The RCMP’s operational model will continue to support several smaller satellite Community Policing Offices to provide some decentralized neighbourhood functions (e.g. public reception, criminal records checks, etc.) and increased police profile through Kelowna’s 214 square-kilometre geographic area.

The new building is estimated at about 100,000 square feet. The new building is designed to accommodate the current functions located at Doyle, Windsor Road and the offsite storage locations as well as growth in staffing levels over the next 10 years as recommended in the Prosser Report. The layout will be readily expandable to accommodate future staffing growth without compromising the long-term building function.  Some facilities not easily expanded, such as the cell block, have some additional expansion built into the current design to help ensure a longer lifecycle without significant costly building amendments.


After a four-month design process by three prequalified design-build teams Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. was selected as having the preferred submission.

The $39 million contract includes the design and construction of the new 100,000 square foot police services building at the corner of Clement Ave. and Richter St. The total budget for the project is $48 million and the new centralized facility will accommodate the enhanced operations and installation of necessary policing technologies and meet future expansion as the city continues to grow.

Maintaining a safe community is a priority for citizens. In the City's 2015 Citizen Survey, 94 per cent of residents said they feel Kelowna is safe and the city wants to keep it that way.

Project Timelines



          Police Services Exterior Overview Rendering 

Council approves scope  

 Nov - Dec 2013


Electoral approval process for borrowing  

 Jan - Mar 2014


Contract with Design Builder

 May 2015


Contract with Design Builder  

 May 2015


Design and Construction  

 2015 - 2017


Facility Occupancy  

 Spring 2017



Document Centre

Official Response Form 

Official Alternative Approval Process (AAP) elector response form

Council Reports

Project Overview - Report from December 2, 2013

Open House

Open House Information Panels
Open House Factsheet

Key Documents

Municipal Policing Agreement
Crime Reduction Strategy
2012 Police Resource Requirements Report by Robert Prosser
Kelowna 2012 Citizen's Survey

Related Links

Kelowna Police Services/RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)


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Andrew Gibbs
City of Kelowna


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