New OPP detachment in Mississauga aims to strengthen highway safety
The Ontario government is opening a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Mississauga. The $20 million facility will ensure local OPP have the “tools and space they need to patrol provincial highways, which include sections of Highway 401 – Canada’s most travelled transportation corridor,” according to the province.
— Ontario Provincial Police (@OPP_News) September 8, 2020
With about 17,000 square feet, the Mississauga OPP detachment will provide space and modern infrastructure that supports the latest technology, secure evidence vaults, three holding cells as well as closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and other security features. The detachment, located at 2735 Argentia Rd., also includes a Collision Reporting Centre.
The Mississauga OPP 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. All nine new detachments are being built by a team led by Bird Capital OMP Project Co Inc. Construction for this project began in spring 2019.
“The new OPP Mississauga Detachment demonstrates a shared commitment with our government to safe communities and a secure Ontario. This carefully planned and modern detachment provides our officers and civilian members with the facilities required to maintain our commitment to public safety and enhance the services we deliver to the communities we serve,” said OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique.