11-storey building will be new Brickdam Police Station – Benn
Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn on Friday announced that a new Brickdam Police Station will be rebuilt to an 11-storey modern building. The minister made the revelation at the Thanksgiving and Awards Ceremony for Regional Police Division ‘4’ A.
The media was not invited to this event and the announcement was made by the police public relations department which promised to provide more information.
On October 2, over 80 per cent of the century-old buildings were destroyed during a massive fire. It is expected that the new police station will cost billions of dollars to rebuild and will also include a modern fire-proof design.
A few private citizens and small businesses have already donated resources to help rebuild the station.
The fire had severely affected the operations of the Brickdam Police Station and a number of services were moved to St Stanislaus College for a brief period. Majority of the operations have now been moved back to the station compound.
Twenty-six-year-old Clarence Greene called ‘Molly’ of Charlestown, Georgetown was remanded to prison for reportedly setting the station on fire while he was in the lockups.