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New Offices for Monteagle Police Department

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

After serving the town for years in a building that has now been condemned, the Monteagle Police Department has moved to a new location. The department is now located at the corner of College Street and North Central Avenue, in a building that previously housed a bank. The building has been renovated and updated to house the department, the Court Clerk, and the new Citizen Service’s office.

Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeece says the move was a welcome one.

“Our previous building was shown to be unsafe for our officers,” stated McNeece. “Plus, there was water damage and mold in the old building.”

A warm welcoming area is located just inside the front door of the new building. To the left are the offices of the Court Clerk and the Citizen Service’s coordinator.

The space to the right of the welcome area houses the police department with offices for Chief McNeece, Assistant Chief Jack Hill, General Department Instructor Sergeant David Brown, and an office for officers to complete paperwork and conduct other police business.

The building has a full kitchen, a safe for evidence, and a conference room.

“We have security cameras on all entrances and around the building,” explained McNeece. “These cameras are linked to monitors inside the building that allow us to see movement outside the building.”

The 911 Center will be relocating to the old post office building on College Street on March 29.

McNeece says the department is planning an open house to give residents the opportunity to visit the new offices.