On Friday Stevensville Mayor Brandon Dewey announced that the Stevensville Police Department’s headquarters located inside the Town Hall, will relocate to Main Street in the same building as the drivers licensing exam station.
The new location hopes to provide community policing and to accommodate the department’s growing force.
The location will feature prominent signage and police car parking to enhance the public safety presence downtown.
Stevensville is signing a 5-year lease for the Main Street location and is utilizing equipment and furnishings from their existing space. The new location has 1,000 square feet to accommodate 3 existing sworn officers, including the Chief of Police.
The Town is hoping to hire a 4th sworn officer that will also be stationed at the new location.
The new location will afford a better walk-in customer service experience with a waiting room that is not currently available at the Town Hall location.
The Police Department sometimes handles upwards of 10-15 walk-in interactions during the day for issues ranging from records requests to officer assistance needs.