New Vermont State Police barracks officially opened
BERLIN, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont State Police held a ribbon-cutting on Friday to celebrate their new field station.
The old Mid-State Library is now the new Berlin state police barracks.
It replaces the outdated Middlesex barracks.
The Vermont Legislature allocated about $2.7 million for the renovation.
Troopers say the new barracks will help them better protect the community.
“Being more centrally located allows us to have a quick response time if we are responding from the barracks to a larger majority of our area. And then the location right off 89 is certainly convenient for everyone,” Vt. State Police Lt. David White said.
Officials say the new barracks will also provide additional security for troopers with the new fenced-in enclosure out back.
It’s the first new Vermont State Police field station since Westminster opened in 2016.
Copyright 2022 WCAX. All rights reserved.