Updated 08/08/2012 12:41 PM
State Police open new headquarters in Latham
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LATHAM, N.Y. -- State Police in Troop G have a new headquarters. The flag was raised Wednesday at the new facility on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham.
The building is almost four times larger than the old headquarters on Route 9 in Loudonville, which State Police had occupied since 1959. It also allows them to house several divisions of the department under one roof.
Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said, "If you ever visit one of our troop headquarters, we're just crunched in. A lot of the space we use for dual purpose. Here, we'll be able to have proper forensic labs, very important. Everything we do today has computers. Most crimes, we're looking at a smartphone or a computer so we have state-of-the-art-labs here to do that type of work."
The building, which cost more than $25 million to complete, is also energy-efficient and allows troopers to have better accessibility to the Thruway and Northway. It will likely be a few more weeks until State Police are completely moved in.