BERLIN – Community leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the long-awaited start of the town’s new police station with a groundbreaking ceremony on Decatur Street.
Construction of the new building, which is expected to be complete in early 2018, will enable Berlin’s police force to move out of its cramped space on William Street and into a state-of-the-art facility.
“This is a very important day for the law enforcement community,” Mayor Gee Williams said.
In Berlin, officials have been discussing the need for a new police station for years. The cramped space adjacent to town hall currently that’s been used by the town’s police since the 1960s is not only too small, it doesn’t meet the standards modern-day stations are required to meet.