Pennsylvania State Police Troop L, Schuylkill Haven, has a new, roomier home.
The new barracks, at 1070 Route 183 in Summit Station, Wayne Township, was dedicated on Tuesday.
Speakers included State Police Commissioner Col. Tyree C. Blocker; Area IV Commander Dante Orlandi; Acting Commanding Officer of Troop L, Reading, Lt. Scott J. Brennan; and Troop L, Schuylkill Haven Station Commander Sgt. Fred H. Krute.
The new, 8,000-square-foot substation is about 3 miles away from the former quarters in Reedsville, which had housed troopers since 1986.
The new building, completed in August after two years of design and construction, features a carport in the barracks that allows troopers to drive directly into the enclosure. The port keeps them safer, and makes it harder for prisoners being brought to the barracks to escape.
“We’re very happy to move in here and to have the ability to be in a professional space with more work room so we can do our jobs even better,” Krute said.
The new state police barracks in Summit Station is roomier and safer than the former building. CHRIS PARKER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS