SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury’s Police Department will soon be moving into a brand-new building, which is currently under construction just next to the existing department facility.
The new building, which is a large structure, is quite a contrast to when the Police Department shared quarters with the Fire Department in the building shown in our photograph.
The building, which was constructed in 1927, housed the Police Department on the left side, with a stall for an ambulance and office space on the second floor. The building stood facing the Town Common, on the site of the present Fire Department headquarters.
The times were very different back then. One long-forgotten “episode” between the two departments had an officer, who was upset after a prank was played on him one night, chasing one of the firemen across the Town Common, firing a few shots from his service revolver.
Luckily no one was hurt in the incident.