Calgary Police Service Forensic Centre - City of Calgary

“This state-of-the-art facility ultimately enables us to more efficiently conduct our business, which is solving crimes.” – Staff Sgt. Jolayne Anderson

Fighting crime in Calgary has entered a new era, thanks to the city’s new forensic centre, funded 100 per cent through MSI dollars.

The centre houses officers, photographic technicians and photographers, as well as civilian identification specialists under one roof. It’s a critical component of Calgary Police Service’s (CPS) complex crime investigations.

Since moving into the centre in July 2010, employees have enhanced access to the equipment they need to do their jobs properly and effectively; taking investigations to the next level in terms of producing evidence, says Staff Sgt. Jolayne Anderson.

“The new lab allows our officers to conduct forensic investigations in a state-of-the-art facility, ultimately enabling us to more efficiently conduct our business, which is solving crimes,” says Anderson.

Highlights of the centre include a state-of-the-art forensics lab, six doublewide drive-through bays, two major crime vehicle expansion bays, a stolen vehicle bay, an arson bay, biological drying facilities, office space and a photo lab and studio.

Anderson adds that the response from CPS colleagues, as well as peers from other agencies, has been overwhelmingly positive and says, “The true impact of this facility is proven when we present key evidence to solve crimes in court.” 

Project Details

MSI Contribution:

$9 million

Total Project Costs:

$9 million

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