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Ceremony For New DEP Police Building At Beerston
ceremony for the new DEP Police precinct building at Beerston in the Town
of Walton. Working the shovels left to right: DEP Commissioner Christopher
O. Ward, Senator John Bonacic, Catskill Watershed Corporation Executive
Director Alan Rosa, and Walton Village Mayor Carl Vogel.
Walton, NY, August 13, 2002 -- Commissioner Christopher O. Ward of the New
York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presided today at ground-breaking
ceremonies for a new DEP Police Building at Beerston. The structure is one
of five new precinct buildings that DEP will build over the next two years
in the West-of-Hudson watershed area.
"As an integral part of DEP's Watershed Protection Program, we have
increased the size of the Water Supply Police force, said Commissioner Ward.
"We are also working on an ambitious program of upgrading DEP infrastructure
throughout the watershed. Construction of new police precincts is a high priority
of that program."
All the buildings will be one or two-stories, designed to fit in the community.
All will be sited on City-owned property near reservoirs.
"The new police precincts will accommodate our increased staff and enable
Water Supply Police to work in modern facilities," said Commissioner
Ward. "They will help to shorten response time to accidents, spills and
other incidents around the watershed and will provide an extra measure of
watershed protection as well as community police coverage.
- Ashokan Precinct at the Ashokan Reservoir, Town of Olive, Ulster County
- Beerston Precinct, Cannonsville Reservoir, Walton, Delaware County
- Downsville Precinct, Pepacton Reservoir, Colchester, Delaware County
- Gilboa Precinct, Schoharie Reservoir, Gilboa, Schoharie County
- Grahamsville Precinct, Rondout Reservoir, Town of Neversink, Sullivan