Construct a new Public Safety Building to house the Police Department and Fire Administration. The scope of the project will include a new building to house a public lobby, multi use public meeting room, volunteer area, and employee break room and exercise/training room. The Police Divisions included are: Records, Support Services, Domestic Violence, Crime Prevention/Training, Property/ Evidence, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations and Administration. The Fire Administration includes: Fire Marshall, Inspections, Accreditation, Arson/Evidence, Fire Prevention/Training, and support area for Emergency Medical Services.
The Police Department building was built in the 1960s and a number of renovations and small expansions have been made. Over time, staffing levels have outgrown the existing building, causing staff to be located in several off site buildings. The existing building has reached the end of service life, and does not contain modern interview and patrol areas, has no exercise and training capabilities and has no area for the public to meet and press conferences to be held. The space required for evidence processing and storage is limited due to the amount of space required for storage. The Fire Administration staff has outgrown its building, which houses both the garage and administrative staff.