DANVILLE — Danville Mayor Bob Dile talked of the good things that have happened around the village during his State of the Village address Monday to council.
But, he also wanted to push ahead on an item that has been on the back burner for quite some time — a new police department.
Village officials have discussed several different options to make more room for the police department, but there always seemed to be an obstacle, whether it was cost, size or location. The office is currently in a small room in the municipal building, and besides the idea of more room, Dile and the department want to be at a place secure and safe for everyone involved.
“We have led the way in the county. We were the first to have K-9s, laptops in the cruisers, before everyone else,” Dile said. “I’m asking council to look at a new direction for the police department and for the security and safety of the people of eastern Knox County. To cover the kind of things our department covers, we need to build a new building.”