The Moose Jaw Police Service provided their capital budget requests for 2024 through 2028 at last week’s Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioner’s meeting.
The MJPS capital budget is allocated for maintaining the physical building of the police service. The previous capital budget request in 2019 was $65,000 with yearly increases of $2500 through 2023.
The base capital budget request for 2024 is $80,000, with yearly increases of $5,000 through 2028. In addition, they are requesting $1 million yearly starting in 2025 in anticipation of building a new headquarters for MJPS in the future.
From the $80,000 requested for 2024, $30,000 of that would go towards the replacement of the building’s elevator, as parts can no longer be found for it. They have been saving for the replacement of the elevator and are intending to have the funds available to replace it within the next few years.
Police Chief Rick Bourassa says that it will be a number of years before the building is replaced.
“Right now, the building is suitable. We’re leasing some additional space, but right now we’re in good shape. We’re going to do some renovations to actually increase our usable space in there, but we also do know that not only will the building deteriorate, but we expect the city will grow and we’ll have additional police officers down the road. It’s just sort of saying we need to think forward on some of these things.”
Yearly requests for the MJPS capital budget are as follows:
2024 - $80,000
2025 - $1,085,000
2026 - $1,090,000
2027 - $1,095,000
2028 - $1,100,000
The capital budget request was approved and forwarded to City Council.
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