The Vancouver Police Department will move its headquarters out of the Downtown Eastside and into the Vanoc building, a block away from Burnaby.
The decades-old police station at 312 Main Street will be closed when the relocation to 3585 Graveley Street, near Boundary Road, is completed next year.
Today (January 18), Minister of International Trade Stockwell Day and Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson announced up to $15 million in funding for the move.
The federal government will provide $5 million from its $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, while $10 million will come from city hall.
In a city press release, Chief Constable Jim Chu called the move “a valuable and cost efficient legacy of the 2010 Winter Games”.
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