Ontario Opens New Modern Provincial Police Detachment in Clinton
Leading edge facility will ensure OPP have resources to better serve and protect Huron County
CLINTON - The Ontario government is opening a new, leading edge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Clinton. The $20 million facility will ensure the local OPP have access to the equipment, space and technology they need to provide Huron County residents with modern, cost-efficient and high-quality police services.
"Whether it is escalating the fight against organized crime or enforcing the law during the COVID-19 outbreak, our provincial police always step up to the challenge," said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. "The detachment we're opening today in Clinton is one of nine we're building across the province to ensure OPP officers and staff have a healthy and secure workplace along with the technology and tools they need to continue to keep the people of Ontario safe."
The Huron County detachment provides 25,000 square feet of space, modern infrastructure designed to support ever-changing technology requirements, six holding cells, and leading edge facilities to secure evidence, as well as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and other advanced security features.
The Huron County detachment is part of the OPP Modernization - Phase 2 project, a $182-million initiative announced in 2018 to replace nine aging OPP facilities across the province that are at the end of their useful lifespan and no longer meet the requirements of today's police operations.
"This modern detachment places the OPP in the optimal position to serve the communities in Huron County," said OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique. "This new, improved workspace demonstrates our collective commitment to supporting our members who are dedicated to protecting our citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety."
"Huron County residents as well as OPP officers and staff now have a centralized facility equipped to provide the most up-to-date services and supports," said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. "The new detachment underscores our government's commitment to the OPP and rural infrastructure."
"The Huron County OPP detachment is a great example of how our government is investing in infrastructure that puts people's safety first," said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. "We are committed to modernizing public infrastructure using our renowned public-private partnership model to best meet the needs of the people in Ontario."
- The new Huron County detachment is located at 325 Albert St. in Clinton.
- The new facility is accessible and designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Standard – the standard that recognizes buildings with reduced environmental impacts.
- This project has been delivered by Infrastructure Ontario through its public-private partnership (P3) model.
- All nine new detachments are being built by a team led by Bird Capital OMP Project Co Inc.
- Construction for this project began in fall 2018.