Police may move before snow falls
By Gene Kemmeter
The Stevens Point Police Department will begin moving into the former Mid-State Technical College (MSTC), 933 Michigan Ave., in a couple of months, Police Chief Martin Skibba told the Police and Fire Commission Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Skibba said police need to review plans prepared by Bray Architects regarding the location of various functions within the building before the patrol and investigation departments start moving, “hopefully before the snow flies.” Those plans will require some remodeling, so the beginning of the move could be delayed or altered in some areas, but the building can accommodate the police without major renovation.
“The more we can get over there early, the better,” Skibba said, estimating the move will take a couple of months.
He said 30 to 40 people visit the department daily to pay fines and provide information to the Records Bureau, and that function will move to the new location when the records are moved.
Less than an hour later, Skibba was at the Stevens Point Plan Commission meeting regarding a request from the Police Department to relocate operations from 1515 Strongs Ave. to 933 Michigan Ave., which the commission recommended for approval.
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