For the first time in 45 plus years the Binghamton Police Department has undergone renovations.
Binghamton Police were showing off the completed work from Phase One of a 1 point 2 million dollar project.
Upgrades include a total interior renovation with new floors, lighting, HVAC system, and a new entrance area.
There were also security upgrades with new cameras and ballistic glass, new computer workstations, a wall of monitors to view street cameras and more.
Police Chief Joe Zikuski says officers need a workspace that can help them do their job as efficiently as possible. “Just makes the officers feel better about themselves coming to work in a clean new environment. Before this they were coming to work in a rundown part of this building that was 45 plus years old. Everything was dirty, old and it got recognized that it needed to be upgraded and a great job has been done here.”
Renovations to the locker rooms, gym and roll call room are still underway.
The project is being paid for through a transfer from the City’s Fund Balance and a $190,000 state grant secured by Senator Fred Akshar.