Acushnet, MA – Nauset Construction recently broke ground for the town of Acushnet’s new police station. A groundbreaking ceremony was attended by town officials, members of the police force, and representatives of Nauset Construction, the project architect Kaestle Boos Associates, and the community at large.
The 11,000sf police station will be located adjacent to the town’s emergency medical services headquarters at 60 Middle Road, a site that was seized from a convicted drug dealer in the mid-1980s. The finished product will be a significant upgrade to the existing police station that is housed in the Parting Ways Building built in 1877.
During the ceremony, Police Chief Michael Alves gratefully acknowledged the town officials who approved the $4.3 million facility, quipping, “Thanks for taking our police department out of the 19th century and into the 21st century.”
The new police station will house adult and juvenile detention cells, secure booking and processing areas, administrative offices, interview rooms, an E911 communication equipment room, a dispatch room, locker rooms, and a community/training/emergency operations center room. The facility will also feature a sally port and a secure motor vehicle area that will allow for the safe delivery and receipt of prisoners.