April 4, 2022

Beech Grove breaks ground for a new police station

Beech Grove breaks ground for a new police station

Beech Grove officials broke ground recently at the site of a new police station.

The building is at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Main Street, and will occupy an entire block. The new station replaces the city’s current offices which were built in 1973. Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley describes the station’s amenities.

“The new building will host our city court, a community room, offices for our police administration, state of the art interview rooms, detectives will have adequate space to conduct interviews, and have a state-of-the-art fitness center.”

The project will cost $6.4 million, measure approximately 15,000 square feet and have added security for personnel.

“The thing that interests me most about this is the new Sallyport. That's a drive-in area secured area, so prisoners can be processed. This adds an extra level of safety for the individual police officer,” notes Buckley.

The station will offer meeting space for community groups and organizations to foster stronger ties between police and the community. The projected construction time is approximately 15 months.
 

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