A group of New York State Troopers has been operating out of the Village of Dundee since the 1980s, when village officials forged an agreement with the State Police as an alternative to maintaining a village police force. But there's a chance that might change if the two parties can't agree on new terms.
"As long as negotiations are going on, we won't ask them to leave," says Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr., of the back and forth between village and state officials."I would like to say I'm optimistic it will work out," Cratsley adds.
In the 1980s, the village constructed a building on Union Street next to the village hall and turned it over to the state police for use as a barracks at no charge other than the cost of some routine maintenance.