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Nipissing West OPP move into new detachment Tuesday

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The construction of a new Ontario Provincial Police detachment in West Nipissing is complete.

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The OPP announced the Nipissing West detachment will move into its new location at 880 Levac Rd. in Cache Bay Tuesday.

The detachment was previously based at 216 John St. in Sturgeon Falls.

“During this transition, there will be no interruption or reduction of policing services in the community,” a statement from OPP said.

Members of the public may attend the new location in person between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday to Friday for administrative functions, including criminal record checks.

“Citizens can expect the same high level of policing by Nipissing West OPP members from this modern, new policing facility. The detachment has been outfitted with advanced technology and state-of-the-art policing equipment to ensure officers have the tools and space they require to provide residents with modern, cost-effective and high-quality police services,” the OPP statement said.

The OPP took over policing from the West Nipissing Police Service in 2019 and has been working out of a temporary location on John Street.

Starting Tuesday, the Warren OPP location will no longer have administrative personnel available. Administrative functions, including criminal record checks, will be completed out of the new location in Cache Bay.

Telephone numbers will remain the same. For emergencies, dial 911 and for non-emergent police matters dial 1-888-310-1122.

Controlled access to the new Nipissing West detachment will be in place in order to protect the public and detachment personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citizens also can use the OPP’s online reporting tool to report less serious incidents at opp.ca/index.php?id=132

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