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New OPP detachment opens in Parry Sound

DCN-JOC News Services
New OPP detachment opens in Parry Sound

PARRY SOUND, ONT. — A new, $20 million Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment recently opened its doors in Parry Sound, Ont.

The West Parry Sound Detachment provides about 17,000 square feet of space, the latest infrastructure design to support changing technology requirements, five holding cells, facilities to secure evidence and closed-circuit television technology and other advanced security features, states an Ontario Government release.

The project was delivered by Infrastructure Ontario through its public-private partnership model. Construction began in spring of 2019.

The 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 lifespan and no longer meet the requirements of today’s police operations, adds the release. All nine new detachments are being built by a team led by Bird Capital OMP Project Co Inc.

The new facility is accessible and designed to meet LEED Silver.

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