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Falmouth police station completed

Published:Friday | January 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The newly built Falmouth Police Station. - PHOTO BY RICHARD MORAIS

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

ELEVEN YEARS after ground was broken and seven years after construction started, the Falmouth Police Station is finally finished.

Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson said the station was completed last month, but could not provide our news team with the exact cost. He, however, said it was more than the $270 million given when construction resumed just over a year ago.

"We are looking at an opening date for early January. It will mean an improvement for security in the entire parish, some operation regionally will also be done at the station (and) some level of training will be done there; it is a state-of-the-art police station," he said.

With the increase in the number of police personnel expected in the town, the mayor has warned that there will be stricter enforcement of the law.

Ground was broken for the station in October 2001 by then Minister of National Security K.D. Knight.

- Richard Morais