Hampden Police asking for new headquarters

HAMPDEN, Mass. (WWLP) – After decades operating out of town hall, the Town of Hampden may finally get a new police headquarters.

The Hampden Police Station Replacement Committee made their presentation at a town meeting Monday night.

The Hampden Police said they’ve gotten the costs down to just under $3 million for a new, one-story, handicapped accessible modular building, right in the center of town. They said it’s long past due.

Richard Green of the Hampden Police Station Committee told 22News, “The current space that the police station operates in is too small; its 900 square feet. It services 30 people who use the building on a 24/7 basis, and it is outdated by just about every mass standard and it is not accredited.”

The town will vote on approving the funds to build the new police station next Monday. No word yet when construction might begin, if it’s approved.

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