OPP opening new police detachment in Mississauga

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The Ontario government just announced that it's opening a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Mississauga in an effort to improve highway safety. 

The province says 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.

“Enforcing and promoting road safety is an important responsibility of many frontline officers and today’s announcement will support them in this effort,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones in a statement.

“This new state-of-the-art detachment in Mississauga provides the OPP Highway Safety Division officers with the resources to combat the dangerous increase in speeding and racing on our roads and enforce safety on some of Canada’s busiest highways.”

The province says the 17,000 square foot facility will provide modern infrastructure to support technological advances, secure evidence vaults, three holding cells, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and other advanced security features. 

The detachment 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.

“The new OPP Mississauga Detachment demonstrates a shared commitment with our government to safe communities and a secure Ontario," said OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique in a statement.

"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,” 

The new Mississauga OPP Detachment is located at 2735 Argentia Rd.

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