OPP to close Smiths Falls communication centre
A large local employer is moving out of Smiths Falls.
The OPP is closing the Provincial Communications Centre in the town, leaving about 100 employees in Limbo.
The OPP confirmed its closing the Provincial Communications Centre at Cornelia Court early next year, with a phased decommissioning of the facility to be completed by June 2022.
Call-taking and dispatch duties will be moved to the Communications Centre in Orillia.
Bill Dickson, OPP acting manager of communications said that they will support all of those impacted, including potential transfers to other OPP locations.
He added that there would be no impact on the frontline policing within the communities they serve.
Dickson says the OPP’s decision to close the Provincial Communications Centre in Smiths Falls came after a “comprehensive review and analysis of workload.”
Just over 100 OPP members work in the Provincial Communications Centre in Smiths Falls, mostly civilians.