Established in December 2016, the Police-Town Hall Campus Study Committee was asked to pick up the mantle of exploring a new or renovated building for the Wilton Police Department, a project that had been discussed by the town for more than 25 years. The committee was tasked with studying the deficiencies and needs of the WPD, Town Hall and Annex, as well as assessing the unfinished and underutilized space at Comstock Community 'Center.
In February 2018 the Study Committee transitioned to a Building Committee and additional members were appointed to move forward in developing the group's preliminary work. The Building Committee was subsequently tasked with recommending a solution to the Board of Selectmen that it believes will be most cost effective in improving the functionality of the WPD and other town departments while optimizing space in town-owned facilities.
The Building Committee's original plan was for there to a referendum re the police building at the May 2020 Annual Town Meeting until the pandemic intervened. The referendum will now be at the 2022 Annual Town Meeting, May 3, 2022. Voting will take place at the conclusion of the ATM and also on Saturday, May 7.