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Ground has been broken on a new police station in Bethel. 

 

(Photo: Bethel PD)

 

First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says even though it's near the school complex, construction won't impact the end of the year.  The site is adjacent to the upper parking lot of Bethel High School.  Knickerbocker says just one adjustment had to be made.  The cross country course was rerouted around the site.

 

The driveway for the new facility would be on Judd Avenue with an emergency entrance on Route 302. 

 

The project will more than double the size of the current police station, built in 1974.  The building will feature a bigger lobby, a shooting range, and a training room. 

 

It's expected to take 14 to 18 months to complete construction.

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