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April 12, 2013

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Stewart breaks ground for new State Police crime lab


Rendering of new lab t be built by Morgan Construction of Goshen

STEWART AIRPORT – A new State Police crime laboratory is going to be constructed at Stewart Airport at Newburgh and it won’t cost the state anything. The $10 million project is a trade for continued police protection of the airport terminal building. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Stewart, is going to pick up the full tab.

At a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said the lab, which has been at Stewart since 1978, services all law enforcement in the region.

“Among the other forensic services that we do provide, we do drug chemistry and toxicology are our primary functions, and we don’t do it only for State Police cases; we service all of the police agency and district attorneys up and down the Hudson Valley,” he said.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Patrick Foye said the new lab is but another part of the growth and expansion of Stewart.

Stewart Airport Commission Chairman James Wright said he was “delighted” that the State Police were going t o keep their lab at the airport. “It is a win-win for all involved,” he said.


Officials ceremonially break ground on the crime lab




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