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Essex County OPP Detachment Building Officially Opens

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Essex County OPP Detachment Building Officially Opens

McGuinty Government Supports Safer Communities by Upgrading Facilities

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Residents of the Essex County area are benefiting from a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment building, which officially opened today.

The new building is located on the site of the former OPP office. Its heritage façade was retained while the square footage was doubled and the facility was modernized. This will provide more room for the detachment, which had outgrown its former home. The enhanced building is part of Ontario's commitment to replace or upgrade OPP facilities for front-line officers, helping them keep Ontario's communities safer. It is also an important part of the government's new five-year Open Ontario plan to help lay the foundation for future growth across the province.

Quick Facts

  • This new OPP facility won the Building Owners and Managers Association Ontario's 2010 Building of the Year in the Renovated Building category in April.
  • 49 uniform officers, 4 civilians, and 5 victims services staff work in the upgraded Essex County detachment building.
  • The renovated building serves as an administrative centre, supporting the four OPP detachments in the municipalities of Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Essex and Kingsville.

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“We are committed to giving police the tools they need to keep Ontarians safe. This state-of-the-art facility will help the OPP serve local residents better for years to come.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

“This expanded facility ensures that officers and civilian employees of Essex County detachment have improved working conditions so they can continue to provide the effective professional policing services the community has come to expect.”

Julian Fantino

Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police

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