Senator Wicker visits New Wiggins Police Station

Environmental issues and roof damage forced the Wiggins Police Department to move from its original building to a confined, temporary space. United States Senator Roger Wicker helped secure $250,000 in FEMA grant money to put towards a brand new facility. News 25 was alongside Senator Wicker in Wiggins today as he toured the new facility.
Construction is still underway for the new Wiggins Police Department, which is set to open early next year. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker stopped by the station today to tour the facility and evaluate progress made so far. “Well, this is a success story and the thing that makes me feel good about it is that we were able to untangle a little bureaucratic stumbling block.”
Through the efforts of Senator Wicker and his team, the Wiggins Police Department received a FEMA grant and a $150,000 MDA grant earlier than expected. “We were glad to step in and make some phone calls and see if we could smooth away,” said Wicker, “and in the end, we have both agencies working together and we’ll have a nice facility here in just a few months that will serve the public pretty well.”
At the moment, construction on the new facility is about 40 percent complete. Wiggins Detective Sergeant Roger Freeman said, “It’s been a long time coming. I’m glad to see we’re getting the participation from Roger Wicker’s office and Roger Wicker himself to help us get this project done.”
Senator Wicker knows the importance of having a strong local police department. It’s something he is very familiar with. “Mississippi is a rural state. I grew up in Pontotoc. It’s a town a whole lot like Wiggins, so small towns and rural areas are a really vital part of Mississippi.”
Wiggins police are still operating out of a temporary building for the time being.

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