Public Safety Facility Committee

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  • Paul Nikas, Police Chief
  • Charles Surpitski, Board of Selectmen Representative
  • Gregory Gagnon, Fire Chief
  • Jean Emerson
  • Ryan McShera
  • Harvey Schwartz
  • Peter Dziadose, Police Union Representative
  • Kendal R. Buhl, Fire Union Representative
  • Paul Polonsky, Communications Officers Union Representative
  • Robert Donahue
  • Robert Weatherall

About the Committee


The charge of the committee is to identify and evaluate suitable location(s) for a combined public safety facility and make recommendations to the Selectmen; to recommend an appropriate sum to conduct a feasibility study; to work with the Town Manager and town staff to obtain OPM and Architectural services; and to design, construct and commission a facility suitable to present and future public safety needs of Ipswich.


Consider the future of public safety and design for it; consider multiple purpose rooms and adaptable designs.
Develop a timeline and costs estimates for achieving benchmarks (site identification, feasibility funding, preliminary design, project funding, final design and construction).
Conduct public presentation(s) and inform the public of progress.