Fayetteville Police Department begins moving into old school buildling

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The Fayetteville Police Department has started the process of moving into their new home.

It was decided in Thursday’s town council meeting that the police department would move into one of the old buildings in the old elementary school complex in Fayetteville.

It will take about three to six months to secure the place and move everything over, but Fayetteville Superintendent Matt Diederich says the police department needs more space than the 1,200 square-foot house they are in now.

“The daytime officers share desks with the nighttime officers, so they’re really crammed,” he said. “The evidence room is kind of split up into a couple different rooms, couple different locations, so there was a need there to, you know, give them a bigger facility where they’re not so crammed.”

Town council also voted to auction off the other old school buildings in July. Once the police department is officially moved out, they will also auction off the house they reside in now.

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.