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Dartmouth Select Board Work For “Better” Temporary Police Station

Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

The Dartmouth Select Board is taking steps to improve conditions for the town’s Police Department.

The department is currently working out of trailers next door to the current police station.  The station has been closed since March after legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease was found inside the stations’ plumbing.

The Select Board is now advancing a plan to move two portable classrooms from the Gidley School to a site behind the police station, to use as a temporary station.

Select Board member Shawn McDonald tells WBSM News, the classrooms are an upgrade over the trailers police are using now….

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McDonald says moving the classrooms and other improvements will cost about $400,000, and that money must be approved by Town Meeting.

The board received an estimate Monday night of $4 million to renovate the old station, but chairman Mike Watson said the board is a long way from making any long range decisions about the police station.

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