About 75 people gathered Sunday afternoon for an official dedication ceremony of what will now become the new nearly $8 million, 28,000-square-foot home of the Easton Police Department.
The building, 48 N. 4th St., is partially new construction and partially a reuse of sections of old Express-Times building. It will house 63 city officers and an estimated 15 civilian employees, starting Monday.
Mayor Sal Panto Jr. said city officials looked at many locations for the new site, including the Easton armory building at Seventh and Northampton streets and a facility on Canal Street, as well as weighed the idea of building a new structure behind the Days Inn lot at Fourth and Washington street.
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