2017-09-28 / News

Township Police Dept. expected to be fully functional by Nov.

By Sam Tunningley


The hallway section of the police department being repaired after water and electrical damage. The hallway section of the police department being repaired after water and electrical damage. The Flushing Police Department experienced severe damage to its roof following a lightning strike in close proximity to the offices in July. Despite a prompt response from local firefighters, the hallway portion of the office was left uninhabitable.

The police are still unable to work from their offices, but Brian Fairchild, the police chief for Flushing Township, said it is estimated the station will be back in shape by November. On Monday afternoon, the construction crew were hanging drywall – after that, said Fairchild, they will paint and reinstall the electrical system.

Fairchild said the damaged portions are not undergoing any radical updates or changes during the rebuilding process.

“They’re putting it back up the way it was,” said Fairchild. “I moved one wall over four inches and moved the door over.”

In the meantime, the officers are working from a private conference room in Flushing Township Hall connected to the police department. The space is still in use by the Board of Trustees for meetings. In the weeks after the fire, the members were relocated to the Flushing City offices.

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