Montville close to opening new police headquarters, 911 dispatch centerPosted: Updated:
Eyewitness News got an inside look at the new public safety complex and regional 911 dispatch center, which opens later this month.
The 23 officers of the Montville Police Department have been working for years out of a former toll booth station on Route 32 A.
The new facility, six times larger than the current one, is located across the Corrigan Radgowski Prison on Route 32.
"You would not think that where they are coming from where they're going could even be possible," said building committee chairman Jack Platt. "They're coming from the dark ages into the future."
The 18,000-square-foot complex has redundant backup systems, plenty of space, a state of the art evidence processing lab, holding cells for prisoners and security cameras everywhere.
"We built it for the taxpayers of Montville, the citizens of Montville," Platt said. "We have a room if they need to have a meeting. They could come in here. The room is available to them."
The new public safety complex will also house a regional 911 dispatch center.
"We built it for the region," said dispatch center manager Ray Occhialini. "If they want to come we have state of the art equipment. The technology is just great. I can't believe it."
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. with tours until 3 p.m. A special tour for children will be held at 3 p.m.
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