New Brunswick RCMP open first new detachment since 2004

Members of the New Brunswick RCMP have officially opened their new detachment in Saint-Léonard.

The new building at 10 chemin Laplante replaces three aging facilities in Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls and Rivière-Verte and is the first new detachment to open in the province since 2004.

The detachment, its police officers and staff will serve a population of about 16,500 residents in northwestern New Brunswick.

About 55 full-time staff will work in the new building, which features state-of-the-art energy efficiency as well as policing facilities in line with current RCMP standards.

The province invested about $5 million in the facility’s construction.