Police move

CROWN POINT The New York State Police satellite station in Crown Point has moved. The station, which was in the town hall at Monitor Bay, is now at 43 Porter Mills Road near Crown Point Telephone Co. The office space has been provided by Crown Point Network Technologies. The new station gives state police a more central location and a more modern building, according to a police spokesman. Its a better location; more accessible to the public, the spokesman said. The old office did not meet our needs; it wasnt conducive to police work. Crown Point Supervisor Dale French agrees. It was pretty primitive over there and we just didnt have the money to fix, French said of the former office space. Were pleased the state police were able to find a suitable space and stay in the town. French said state police had asked the town to make repairs to the office space at the town hall. Police asked for a renovated bathroom, new windows, a new entry and lockers. It was going to cost us $25,000 to do everything they wanted, said French. The supervisor pointed out the police did not pay rent to the town. In fact, he said, the town was responsible for the cost of phone service and heat for the state police office. We just couldnt afford to keep them (police) in the town hall, he said. The New York State Police satellite station in Crown Point is staffed by two troopers. French said the space vacated by the state police will be used by the town. Crown Point assessors were moved to the basement of the town-owned health center building on Miller Road because of space limitations several years ago. The town youth commission and Memorial Day committee also need office space, the supervisor said. I know the youth commission and Memorial Day committee would be very happy to have a place of their own, French said. We have people storing stuff at their homes because the town doesnt have a place. Its not fair to them.

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