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. Police Chief Otis Steward says the days of being crammed into a small space to perform an ever-expanding range of duties is about to come to an end, as the city is getting ready to build a new facility on the parking lot adjacent to the current building.

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The upgrade, Steward says, is long overdue.

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