Orono State Police Barracks Could Move to Bangor
Troop E of the Maine State Police wants to move.Troop Commander Lt. Wesley Hussey says they’ve outgrown their 60-year-old building in Orono. He says it wasn’t designed to house all of what they use it for nowadays.Lt. Hussey says the building also has sewer, structural, and air quality issues.For years, they’ve been eyeing the old flight service center building at Bangor International Airport. Now that plan is moving forward.”We’re going to bring our major crimes unit into that facility, which is detectives that investigate homicides and serious crimes, back under the same roof along with Troop E, so that will improve communication between those two units. We’re also going to have a computer crimes satellite office there,” said Lt. Hussey.The Bangor City Council is voting Monday night on whether they’d like to lease that airport building to state police. If the lease is authorized, Troop E could move in as soon as springtime.