Bourne Police Chief Seeking Public Support for New Station

bournepoliceBOURNE – The Bourne Police Station was built in the 1950s, and after nearly two decades of stop-and-go talks to build a new facility, the town’s police chief says the time to move forward with plans for a new station is now.

“We’ve had meetings before and then it goes away, basically just on the economy and things like that, but this station just really needs to be replaced. It’s old, and it’s outdated,” Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside said.

The Bourne Police Facility Building Committee was reestablished in December, and Chief Woodside is hoping to garner public support for the project.

Chief Woodside says the current facility is cramped, adding that water damage, mold and asbestos riddle the decades-old structure.

The cost of a new police station have been estimated at around $15 million, and while Chief Woodside says keeping costs and tax burdens for residents at a minimum will be at the forefront of the project, the next step in the process will be to conduct a feasibility study, as well as find a suitable location for a new station.

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