The University Police and Telecommunications Office relocated Tuesday to 90 W. 8th St., what was once home to the old infirmary. Tech Police and Telecommunications staff members spent the day transporting equipment to the new location.
“We are more centrally located now,” Gay Shepherd, chief of police, said, “which is a greater convenience for the students.”
W. 8th Street, which previously consisted of only one lane, has expanded into two lanes, allowing for two-way traffic.
“The new location will prove to be much more efficient in terms of traffic,” Shepherd said. “We will no longer have to deal with all of the hustle and bustle on Dixie Avenue.”
Shepherd, who has worked with Tech Police for over 30 years, worked diligently throughout the day fitting all her belongings into her new office.
“It’s going to take a lot of time to get everything set up again,” Shepherd said.
The former office, located at 845 N. Dixie Ave., will continue to serve as storage for items such as traffic cones, signs and police bicycles.
For more information on the new location, email Shepherd at GShepherd@tntech.edu or Tammy Cobb at email@example.com.