Police department still dealing with mold, rats, leaks

March 12, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police department is dealing with mold and leaks, and recently lost a lobby door in 70 mph wind.

Consultants have been studying problems at the Portsmouth Police Department since last year. The department’s also been dealing with rats since 2014.

The Portsmouth Herald reports Police Commissioner Stefany Shaheen said “there’s a lot of work to be done” to improve their headquarters, located in an old hospital.

Officials said ceiling tiles, carpet, windows and wallpaper were removed and replaced in a captain’s office due to mold. One roof needs replacement because it leaks, including into the police chief’s office.

A draft report also recommends that ceiling tile on the first floor should be replaced because it has been the ”‘rat run’” for the majority of rats caught.”


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com