16 Jan
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Greenville Police Department In Need of Updated Firearms, Office Space

By Shale Remien

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Protecting and serving our community, it’s what Greenville Police Officers do every day on the job. The Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said it can be challenging with outdated firearms and overrun space.

“We have units that are split between floors or between buildings, and it’s not ideal from a space allocation standpoint.” Chief Miller said.

The law enforcement center is home to sheriff’s deputies and police officers. A building built in the 1970s, the city said it’s been at capacity since the 80s.

“We have consumed the space and then some,” Chief Miller said.

He said it’s time for a new home base. Until then, he and Greenville City Council are working toward a temporary solution.

An ordinance was brought up at Monday’s meeting. It would allow officers to lease new office space, requiring $120,000.

“The ordinance provides us some space, some capacity relief, by enabling us more space for a couple of our specialized units in the police department.”

The first reading of the ordinance passed by all council members. There will be a second reading in February.

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