New Multi-Million Dollar Police Station Coming to Mississauga
Residents who are worried about public safety might be happy to hear that a brand new police detachment is coming to Mississauga.
The Ontario government recently announced the construction of a new $20 million Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division detachment in the city.
Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton, were at the building site to take part in the official groundbreaking.
“Our government is putting people first with every decision we make and every dollar we spend to protect what matters most and fund critical projects that are vital to public safety, such as the new Highway Safety Division detachment in Mississauga,” said Jones in a statement.
The new detachment will be located at 2735 Argentia Rd. in Mississauga. The project is expected to be near completion by late 2020.
The new detachment is approximately 17,000 square feet and will provide space and infrastructure that support changing technology requirements, spacious and secure evidence vaults, three holding cells as well as CCTV and other advanced security features.
The detachment will also include a Collision Reporting Centre.
The new Mississauga detachment is part of the OPP Modernization - Phase 2 project, a province-wide investment of $182 million announced last year intended to replace a total of nine ageing facilities that are at the end of their lifespan and no longer meet the requirements of modern police operations.
The detachment will be responsible for policing the Provincial/400 series highways.
“Traffic safety is a core function of the OPP and our Highway Safety Division members who work out of the Mississauga Detachment patrol some of the busiest highways in North America. I am pleased that a modern new facility will allow them to deliver efficient, professional traffic safety services better than ever,” said Thomas Carrique, Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police.
The province says the building will be fully accessible and designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Standard - the standard that recognizes buildings with reduced environmental impacts.
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