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New Toronto Police Station official opening.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 02:06:43 PM

A new $6.8 million police station at Toronto has been officially opened today by the Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services, The Honourable Troy Grant MP.

NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys, APM, and Lake Macquarie Local Area Commander Superintendent Brett Greentree joined Minister Grant to celebrate the milestone during a formal ceremony at 11am today (Wednesday 7 June 2017).

Construction of the new station began in November 2015 and it has been fully operational since Tuesday 7 March 2017.

It replaced the previous building which dates back to the 1960s at the current site.

The new building incorporates a segregated charge room, a new meeting facility which allows briefings, taskforces, and training to be conducted at the station, and an upgraded public waiting area with a television, toilet facilities and improved seating.

The station accommodates general duties officers, police prosecutors, and administration staff.

Extra security features have been added including CCTV and an anti jump screen at the service desk.

Deputy Commissioner Worboys said the new station provides a contemporary working area for frontline officers who will continue to work hard to serve the community.

“Toronto is the third of three new police stations that have been built within the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command, following the official opening of Belmont and Morisset in 2016,” Deputy Commissioner Worboys said.

“I’m very pleased our officers are now able to work at a state-of-the-art station with sufficient space to meet the needs of the community.”

Superintendent Greentree welcomed the improved facilities.

“Policing in Toronto has a long history. In 1905 we operated from a rented premise, before building a police boat shed in 1917 that was used as an extra building, before moving to the current site in 1964,” Superintendent Greentree said.

“The opening of three new police stations in the space of twenty months gives reassurance to our community that our officers are equipped with the best facilities to tackle crime,”

Minister for Police Troy Grant wait he was delighted to see the new station up and running.

“The NSW Government is committed to providing our frontline officers with the resources and equipment they need to keep their communities safe,” Mr Grant said.

“With three new, state-of-the-art police stations, Lake Macquarie Local Area Command now boasts some of the best policing facilities in the State.”