HAWKESBURY, ONT. — A new, $20 million Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment is opening in Hawkesbury, Ont.
The almost 20,000-square-foot Hawkesbury detachment provides the latest infrastructure design to support changing technology requirements, including a secure multi-storage evidence vault, four holding cells, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and other advanced security features, indicates a release.
The detachment is part of the Ontario Government’s 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, adds the release.
“Infrastructure modernization projects like this new detachment are essential to the safety and security of our communities, while ensuring our first responders have what they need to do their jobs as effectively as possible,” said Laurie Scott, minister of infrastructure, in a statement. “Today’s announcement also affirms the government’s commitment to the P3 project pipeline released in September, which includes 40 major infrastructure projects valued at more than $60 billion.”