The new Manitoulin OPP detachment, which will serve the Manitoulin Island and the Espanola area, is nearing completion.

Lauren Wiseman of Bird Construction says the 1,700 square metre facility will feature offices, evidence storage vaults, secure functions area including holding cells and interview rooms, as well as a public admittance area.

Located on Boosneck Road in Little Current, it will be state-of-the-art and is one of nine new detachments being constructed as part of the OPP Modernization Phase 11.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused slight delays, but completion is expected by the end of the year.