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Posted on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 3:46 p.m.

Renovations to create detention area at Pittsfield Township police department

By Cindy Heflin

Renovations approved for the Pittsfield Township police department will improve security, according to an article in the Saline Reporter.

The work will create a detention room to hold prisoners until they can be transported to the county jail, two interview rooms and a processing area, the article said.

Township board members approved a bid for the work, not to exceed $60,000, at a recent meeting. Officials said the current situation, which requires prisoners to be left unattended on a bench in the hallway, is unsafe.


Just Jim

Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 4:36 p.m.

Basic Bob, you are right that the PD is overcrouded, but the facts remain, the PD moved into what was (JUST) a fire station when it was designed and built! And I don't think lack of leadership was the problem, unless you are going back a number of years. Please support both the great Police and Fire Departments!

Ron Granger

Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 1:49 p.m.

Lock'em in a closet and save the $60K?


Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 1:44 p.m.

It's about time. They have needed that for years but unfortunately never had the leadership with vision like their current leadership.

Basic Bob

Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 9:49 p.m.

Very strange. First, the police department is crowded because they have to share space with the fire department. But we have room to hold prisoners until they are taken to another facility IN THE TOWNSHIP! Goodness knows most of the high-risk detainees are picked up within a mile of the Hogback Hilton. Why don't they process their suspects at the county jail?