This week, the Hamptons Police announced plans to build an officers’ barracks/recreational facility in Montauk.
“We’re beefing up our presence out there even more next season,” Hamptons Police Department spokesman Larry Hirsch said at a news conference explaining the plans Friday, “and our officers are going to need a place there to get a little R&R.”
Hirsch pointed out that officers will be working long hours in Montauk combatting the “drunken, lawless behavior” of visitors in the remote hamlet next summer, and are going to be too tired to drive back to their homes. The plans envision a 6,000 square foot waterfront sanctuary on the dunes—the land to be acquired through eminent domain, the spokesman explained—with five en-suite bedrooms, each with a water view and opening onto an expansive south facing deck.
Deck features are to include an infinity pool and a whirlpool hot tub, as well as a wet bar and grilling station. The inside will feature a grand foyer, “in case the department must entertain visiting dignitaries and VIPs,” while a cathedral-ceilinged living room with substantial stone fireplace leads into the open chef’s kitchen complete with restaurant quality appliances.
“Chief loves to cook,” Hirsch explained.
The project is estimated to cost approximately $5 million.