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Mold, rodents of concern inside Portsmouth Police Department

Mold, rodents of concern inside Portsmouth Police Department


UNDERGOING SOME RENOVATIONS ON
THE OUTSIDE, BUT NOW THEY ARE
TAKING A DEEPER LOOK AT WHAT IS
GOING ON INSIDE.>>THERE ARE RODENTS THERE,
THERE’S BLACK MOLD, DUST. IT’S CERTAINLY NOT A GOOD PLACE
TO BE, HEALTH-WISE. JESSICA: PORTSMOUTH POLICE
COMMISSIONER ARTHUR HILSON IS
TALKING ABOUT THE INSIDE OF THE
CITY’S POLICE DEPARTMENT. CONCERNS WERE RAISED AT THE
POLICE COMMISSION MEETING THIS
WEEK.>>IN TERMS OF THE FACILITY, HAD
A RAT FOUND OVER THE WEEKEND IN
THE KITCHEN, SO WE ARE STILL
DEALING WITH THOSE. JESSICA: THE DEPARTMENT SHARES
THE SAME BUILDING AS CITY HALL. ROOF LEAKS ARE CURRENTLY BEING
PATCHED, BUT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
AIR-QUALITY INSIDE THE BUILDING
PROMPTED OFFICIALS TO HIRE
CONSULTANTS.>>THEY DID DO A SEPARATE
AIR-QUALITY REPORT IN REFERENCE
TO MOLD ISSUES OR AIR ISSUES,
AND WE ARE LOOKING AND REVIEWING
A DRAFT OF THAT RIGHT NOW. JESSICA: COMMISSIONER HILSON
SAYS THE ISSUES ARE NOT NEW AND
NEED TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.>>THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE
GOING OUT TO RISK THEIR LIVES
EVERY DAY, AND I THINK YOU NEED
TO GIVE THEM A PLACE TO WORK IN
THAT’S CONDUCIVE TO HEALTH AND
PEACE OF MIND EVEN. JESSICA: HILSON SAYS IN A
PERFECT WORLD, PORTSMOUTH POLICE
WOULD GET THEIR OWN NEW
BUILDING, BUT FOR NOW, ALL HE
CAN DO IS SPEAK HIS MIND.>>I THINK WHEN YOU MAKE IT
PUBLIC, TAX PAYERS BECOME AWARE
AND THEY HAVE CONCERN. YOU TRY AND GET PRESSURE FROM
THE PUBLIC. THAT’S A GOOD MOVE, I THINK. JESSICA: CHIEF MERNER TELLS NEWS
9 HE WILL SPEAK PUBLICLY ABO
THE ISSUES AFTER THE
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY RESULTS ARE
RELEASED

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