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Oswego Police Offering Department Tours This Weekend

Sep 24, 2015 05:23PM ● By Steven Jack

The current Oswego Police station was built in 1991. (Photo courtesy village of Oswego Tourism Department Flickr)

To assist community members in understanding why the Village of Oswego is working toward the construction of a new police facility, Oswego Police Chief Jeff Burgner is offering the public an opportunity to tour the existing police station in September. 

The current police station was built in 1991 and was intended to last 20 years and hold up to 50 employees. The growth of the Village combined with design limitations caused the police department to outgrow the facility within the first decade of its occupancy. 

The department now stands at 69 full and part-time employees. In addition to the current station's lack of employee space, the property where it sits has no room for the construction of an addition or parking lot expansion.

The public is invited to a guided tour and observe the day-to-day operations of the Oswego Police Department from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. 

The building is located at 3525 Route 34, across from the Fox Bend Golf Course. Tours should take about 30 minutes. Tours will be given on a first come first serve basis and no appointment is necessary on the date of the event.