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New OPP Facility For Iroquois Falls Creating Construction Jobs

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New OPP Facility For Iroquois Falls Creating Construction Jobs

McGuinty Government Providing Safer Communities In Northeastern Ontario

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Construction is now officially underway on a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment that will help to enhance community safety in Iroquois Falls and create construction jobs.

At the peak of construction, it is estimated that 50 labourers will be at work daily on a typical site. Labour for the OPP Modernization project will be drawn from across the province. The new facility will replace the existing detachment and provide the OPP with a larger, more efficient facility that will help them protect local families and keep the community safe. The building will include:

  • Approximately 10,200 square feet of space
  • Evidence vaults with a processing area
  • A secure area with a fingerprint room and four holding cells
  • Multi-purpose boardroom with public access for community meetings
  • Modern building infrastructure to meet technology requirements
  • A secure compound to accommodate seized vehicles.
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. Creating safer, stronger communities is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and boost the local economies across the province.

Quick Facts

  • This project is expected to be completed by spring 2012.
  • The facility is one of 18 new detachments, regional headquarters and forensic identification units being constructed in 16 communities across Ontario.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has replaced or significantly renovated 32 OPP facilities including three provincial communications centres, five forensic identification units, 22 detachments, and two specialty units.
  • Shield Infrastructure Partnership has been contracted to design, build, finance and maintain the new facilities for a 30-year period.

Additional Resources

Quotes

“The McGuinty government is committed to building new, efficient OPP facilities across the province to enhance community safety and protect families across the province.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

“The construction of the new OPP detachment in Iroquois Falls will generate local jobs and support our businesses, while giving the OPP a better facility to keep the community safe.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane

Media Contacts

  • Darlene Bowen

    Office of David Ramsay, M.P.P. Timiskaming - Cochrane

    705-647-5335

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