State Police Moving from Siena

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The New York State Police unit will be moving from their current location across from Siena College.

The New York State Police will keep Troop G headquarters in Colonie, but move to a 43-acre site in Latham, officials announced.

The new site is larger than what State Police currently need in order to allow for future expansion. The current owners will continue using the property through a lease-back until 2007 while the planning process moves forward.

“This new facility will incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide the means for Troop G to serve its citizens well into the future,” State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett said in a press release.

The Troop G headquarters has been in Loudonville, a hamlet of Colonie, for 48 years, but their lease there was expiring.

State Police Troop G Commander, Major Gerald Meyer, said, “Our Loudonville installation has served us well for over 48 years, but we’ve certainly outgrown the building. We look forward to relocating to a modern facility that will meet our present and future needs.”

Siena College has a right-of-first-refusal to buy the 13-acre parcel where the existing headquarters is located. The college intends to use the land for facility maintenance offices and parking.