State-of-the-art facility will ensure OPP officers have the tools to better serve and protect local communities
MOOSONEE – The Ontario government is opening a new modern Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Moosonee. The $20 million facility will provide frontline police officers with the leading-edge equipment and technology they need to better serve and protect their communities.
“Our government is taking action to strengthen public safety in Northern communities,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “With this new detachment, we are ensuring our frontline police officers have access to the leading-edge tools and equipment they need to continue to protect the residents of Moosonee and surrounding communities.”
The new Moosonee OPP detachment provides approximately 18,000 square feet of space, a modern infrastructure design to support ever-changing technology requirements including facilities to secure evidence, 11 holding cells, closed-circuit television technology (CCTV) and other advanced security features.
The new 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.
“This modern, new workspace allows our Moosonee detachment members to enhance their policing services and support to many vast, remote communities and First Nations Territories that present significant land and air accessibility challenges. This important modernization project demonstrates the commitment we share with our government to preserve public safety and uphold the law,” said OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique.
“Infrastructure modernization projects like this new OPP 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. “We will continue to work with communities like Moosonee to invest in local priorities and build, renew and modernize the infrastructure people rely on every day.”
The new Moosonee OPP detachment is located at 16 Butcher Rd., Moosonee.
The facility is a satellite detachment that forms part of the OPP James Bay Detachment.
The new facility is accessible and designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Standard, which 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.