Williams: Current Police Department Location ‘A Pretty Darn Good Spot’

In a break from an opinion voiced recently by New Canaan’s highest elected official, Selectmen Nick Williams said Tuesday that the best location for a future police station likely is its current one. Williams said during a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen, “can’t think of a better location for a Police Department than where it is today.”

“You are literally seconds from downtown, you are a minute from three of our schools, and you are close to the Merritt Parkway where a lot of activity takes place,” Williams said of 174 South Ave. said during the meeting, held via videoconference. “It’s not to say that I’m not open to another location. I just think that where it is is a pretty darn good spot.”

The comments came as Williams, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectman Kathleen Corbet voted 3-0 to appoint Town Councilman Mike Mauro to the Police Department Building Committee. 

The volunteer group last month heard from two architectural firms seeking to win the contract for the job.