The residents of Freetown voted in favor of proposition 2 1/2 to build a new police station and community room on Saturday in a special election.
The current police station has been beleaguered with problems for several years now.
The unofficial results of the special election garnered 756 yes votes and 376 who voted no out of 6,589 possible voters.
The new station will be built on the corner of Chace Road and Memorial Drive.
The Freetown Chief of Police issued a statement after Saturday’s vote concluded:
“On behalf of the men and women of the Freetown Police and Communications Departments, I would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our residents who voted to support this important police station project.
I would also like to extend our appreciation to the Board of Selectmen, Building Committee, Police Station Building Sub-Committee, the project manager, Pomroy Associates, and the designer, Compass Group Architecture, for their hard work and dedication to this project.
I would be remiss if I did not publicly express my appreciation to our officers and staff. Through their acts and deeds, a positive relationship with our residents was cultivated. This, undoubtedly, contributed to the voters’ support.
Again, thank you for your support.”
Carlton E. Abbott Jr Esq.
Chief of Police