OXFORD – Village Police in Oxford may soon be climbing to new heights if a proposed action to relocate its offices is carried out.
On Tuesday evening, Oxford Police Chief Rich Nolan proposed the relocation of the Village's police department – or at least most of it – to the second floor in the “Bank Building” where it is presently located.
According to Nolan, the OPD has outgrown the current location which is situated to the rear of the building which encompasses the village’s municipal and billing offices on the corner of LaFayette Park and South Canal street (Rt.12).
“The department is becoming an increasing hazard,” said Nolan who indicated that there have been at least three patrolman injuries due to space deficiencies.
With the announcement that the Law Offices of Roger Monaco – a tenant that has occupied the second level of the building for more than 20 years – will soon vacate the location, Nolan urged that now is the time to take advantage of the shift.