The Trou-Fanfaron police station building, being two centuries old, will no longer accommodate for the police force of the region. The building has reached a decrepit stage. Besides, it is too small for the large team of police officers. In the short term, another building will be rented to house the police force of Trou-Fanfaron. Thereafter, a wholly new one will have to be erected.
The building housing the Trou-Fanfaron police station has now been deemed to be inadequate as it has turned into a ramshackle building. As a consequence, the authorities concerned are in search of a new building to shelter the police force of Trou-Fanfaron. Tenders have been sent out since last week for a new building. By the end of this month, one will have been designated for the Trou-Fanfaron police.
The current building was built in rocks in 1769 – for two centuries has it been standing on the Abattoir street near the Port Louis bus stadium. However, it was only in 1950 that it was made into the Trou-Fanfaron police station. Now, after decades of prestige, the building is in a dilapidating condition. It is also too small to accommodate for the growing team of police officers. Refurbishment is out of question. What prevents the restoration of the building is the fact that it is a site protected by the law and can thus not be taken down to rebuild another in its place. Being situated in the buffer zone of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, it is impossible to crush it down to build another more viable one.
Furthermore, the police station cannot be dragged too further away from the region that it is supposed to serve. Hence, the authorities are looking for a building which is found in the vicinity of Trou-Fanfaron.
The new building is expected to be two times larger than the current one, making around 372 m2. It will most probably be rented. However, the police force will not be able to rent a building for too long. They willl have to construct another one in the long term.