The Wood River Police Department currently operates in a small area on the end of the municipal building that also houses the city manager, the clerk's office, and the city council chambers.  The days of being crammed into a small space to perform an ever-expanding range of duties is about to come to an end, according to Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert, as the plan is to build a new facility on some land currently owned by BP Amoco.

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The upgrade, Ufert says, is long overdue.  He says the employees at city hall will use the existing facility. 

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