South Campus

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is committed to delivering the best policing services possible and meeting the needs of our community. 

In 2013, the Ottawa Police Service Board (OPSB) approved the OPS Facilities Strategic Plan (FSP). The FSP is a longterm plan that provides clear direction on the infrastructure needed to support the police in the delivery of their operations.

A major finding in the FSP was the need for a new campus in the south of Ottawa to ensure that all Ottawans have access to modern and efficient police stations with client service centres across Ottawa – in the east, west, the core and now the south.

The OPS Ottawa South Campus will also offer a better and more collaborative working environment for Ottawa Police staff, resulting in better services for all. Phase one of the three-phased project is expected to be completed by 2021, with construction starting in late 2019.

The new campus will be developed on a 15-acre City-owned site, located at 55 Lodge Rd. The site, which is adjacent to the Carleton Lodge and just south of the Vimy Memorial Bridge, is ideal for serving the southern end of the city, and also deploying frontline officers quickly and efficiently to various
points city-wide.

The campus will be designed to evolve and accommodate the OPS’s rapidly changing operational needs well into the future. A South Campus Master Plan was presented to the Police Services Board in October 2017. The purpose of the plan was to identify corporate design principles intended to guide the development of the campus, including future buildings, landscapes, traffic and site infrastructure. The 15-acre campus will be LEED certified, fully accessible and include areas of green space and new outdoor community zones.  

South Campus Overview

Location:  55 Lodge Road

Size:  15 acres

Mailing address:  Ottawa Police Service, P.O. Box 9634, Station T, Ottawa, ON, K1G 6H5

The South Campus will be developed in three phases: 

  • Phase 1 entails a new facility that will include: Frontline Operations, Canine Unit, Tactical Unit, Marine Dive and Trail Unit, Community Relations, a Collision Reporting Centre, and a community boardroom. Completion of the first phase, which is budgeted to cost an estimated $81 million, is slated for 2021.
  • Phase 2 will see the addition of new facilities to accommodate Corporate Services, a new Communications Centre for our call centre and 911 operators, and a new home for the Ottawa Police Strategic Operations Centre (OPSOC). Completion of the second phase is slated for 2023.
  • Phase 3 is yet to be determined and will be guided by OPS needs and demands after the completion of the first two phases.

Hours of operation:               To be determined

Access:                                    Public access is on the first floor - it is fully wheelchair accessible

Parking:                                   Ample outdoor parking on a secure and well-lit paved lot

Phase I Total cost:                 $81.02 million

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