Grand opening of new Quinte West OPP detachment

Dignitaries gathered the morning of Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Quinte West to celebrate the grand opening of the new Quinte West OPP detachment. Completed at the end of February 2020, the official celebration for the opening of the new facility was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to a number of local dignitaries, the Solicitor General of Ontario, The Right Honourable Sylvia Jones and Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique were both in attendance.

The new detachment provides 21,500 sq. ft. of space including six holding cells, a boat launch and covered parking, and was designed to accommodate future growth. The facility also includes a 5,200 sq. ft. community services space that helps the OPP connect residents with community partners, address social issues and work on collaborative strategies to improve community wellness. With access to these resources, police will be able to easily refer residents to the appropriate resources, keeping community safety and well-being top of mind.

“The City of Quinte West is proud of the close relationship we’ve cultivated with our local policing community,” says Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison. “This facility provides the OPP with many of the tools and supports they need to do their job effectively, as well as to support residents with the services they need to live safe and happy lives.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the new facility. It was a pleasure to collaborate with the City of Quinte West to design a building for our current police force that will also be able to accommodate future growth,” says Quinte West OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Christina Reive.

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