Brant OPP to move into new headquarters in November

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PARIS Brant OPP soon will be on the move.

Construction is nearing completion of the new OPP detachment headquarters at Rest Acres and Bethel roads n Paris.

“Plans are underway for OPP staff to transition to the new station in November without any unforeseen delays due to the pandemic’s effect on the supply chain or resourcing,” said Cindy Stevenson, Brant County’s general manager of community and protective services, “Currently, construction staff and OPP members are regularly on-site preparing for the opening.”

At present, officers and civilian staff are working out of an aging and cramped building at Mechanic and Broadway streets in Paris.

A ground-breaking ceremony for the new $9.3-million detachment was held in March 2019, with its opening originally slated by the end of March 2020.

Plans for a grand opening have been put on hold because of the pandemic.

The new detachment is being built by Melloul-Blamey Construction of Waterloo.

The building will include cells, a dispatch office, separate offices for sergeants and storage, secure weapons, lecture, locker and fitness rooms.

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