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New OPP Facility In Kapuskasing Creating Construction Jobs

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New OPP Facility In Kapuskasing Creating Construction Jobs

McGuinty Government Supports Safer Communities In Northeastern Ontario

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Construction is underway on the new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachment's Kapuskasing Administration Centre that will help to enhance community safety in Kapuskasing and create 50 local construction jobs.

The new facility will replace the existing detachment and provide the OPP with larger, more efficient space that will help the OPP protect local families and keep the community safe. The modern building is part of the McGuinty Government's commitment to replace or upgrade OPP facilities for front-line officers, helping them keep Ontario's communities safer. Updating Ontario's community safety infrastructure, roads, highways, transit, hospitals and schools is part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow local economies and ensure the province remains strong and competitive for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The new modern OPP detachment will be approximately 13,200 square feet of space, include evidence vaults with a processing area, a secure area with a fingerprint room and four holding cells, a multi-purpose boardroom with public access for community meetings, a secure compound to accommodate seized vehicles and will meet today's technology requirements.
  • It 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, the McGuinty government has invested $93 million to replace or significantly renovate more than 30 OPP detachments, provincial communications centres and forensic identification units.
  • Shield Infrastructure Partnership has been contracted to design, build, finance and maintain the new facilities for a 30-year period.

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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 & Correctional Services

“These new facilities are desperately needed. A modern infrastructure increases OPP efficiency and supports the OPP Vision of safe communities and a secure Ontario.”

Chris D. Lewis

Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services

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