(Albany, NY – March 13, 2009) - Plans to build a new Troop G Headquarters for the New York State Police continue to move forward. As a result of major deficiencies and the outdated state of the current facility built in Loudonville in 1957, the State Police initiated relocation plans in January of 2003. Legislation authorized the sale of the current Troop G Headquarters property to Siena College in August of 2003, and in June of 2006 the transfer of ownership was executed. State Police anticipate breaking ground for site preparation in June of this year.
State Police and the NYS Office of General Services considered 18 sites within the Troop G region. Ultimately a 43-acre site at 760 Troy-Schenectady Road (State Route 7) in the Town of Colonie was selected because of its proximity to major highways in the Troop G service area.
A State Police troop headquarters operation includes administrative, investigative, and support facilities for police operations in a multi-county region. As the planning has progressed, designers have worked closely with the State Police to insure the modernized facilities meet the operational needs of the agency, as well as improve their ability to provide public safety services to the citizens of New York, for many years into the future. Troop G serves the ten counties of Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.
State Police will hold an informational meeting for the public from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Forts Ferry Elementary School, 95 Forts Ferry Road, Latham, NY 12110.