BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Baker administration wanted to shut down the Brookfield State Police Barracks in Worcester County to save money. State lawmakers were trying to stall the closure, previously scheduled for February.
The Massachusetts State Police confirmed to 22News that after hearing concerns from state lawmakers and police chiefs, the Brookfield State Police Barracks will remain open.
The Baker administration wanted to close the station because of “low activity.” The Governor’s proposal was met with strong resistance by Worcester County state lawmakers.
Brookfield State Senator Ann Gobi even filed legislation to delay the closure until the state figures out the impacts to public safety.
The State Police didn’t provide details on any specific changes or how much it would cost to keep the Brookfield barracks open.
The Brookfield State Police Barracks has been in operation for 85 years.