State police will stay in New Lebanon
Dec 31, 2019 12:54 am
Amanda Purcell reports for Columbia-Greene Media that while state police are moving their barracks from New Lebanon to Chatham at the end of 2022, the division will continue to have a presence in New Lebanon. Capt. David Kolb said that while most state police will move to a more centrally-located space in Chatham next to their town hall, a few will stay in New Lebanon. “State police are mandated under New York State executive law to provide law enforcement in communities that don’t have it themselves. New Lebanon looks to us as their local police department. Many residents who heard we were leaving were upset, which is understandable. For us to have this agreement with Lebanon Valley Protective Association for a space for our patrols is significant. We’re thrilled,” Kolb said. The new agreement has state police moving the New Lebanon barracks to an outpost in the New Lebanon fire station, a deal that was finalized with the town and fire department on Dec. 10. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.