NewsPublic Affairs / July 11, 2018

New Police Station to Open in Lawrence

Mayor Steve Collier and Lawrence Chief of Police David Hofmann prepare for demolition. - Katie Simpson/WFYI

Mayor Steve Collier and Lawrence Chief of Police David Hofmann prepare for demolition.

Katie Simpson/WFYI

City officials broke ground on a new police station in Lawrence Wednesday.

Lawrence Mayor, Steve Collier says the new building has been a long time coming. The Lawrence Police Department has been working from a temporary location for more than 10 years.

He says the new station will foster economic development.

"We’ve already had people who want to invest now along Post Road leading into Fort Harrison," Collier says. "So it’s going to be a big deal for the city." 

The new location is down the street from Fort Harrison State Park.

Chief of Police David Hofmann says the new station will include a fitness center, a media room and a community room.

"The new police headquarters will be a state of the art facility that will meet our needs of police officers, detectives, civilian support staff, chaplains, 911 operators, and even our very active youth explorer program," Hofmann says. "We’re going to be set for decades."

Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-2019.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.

 

 

Related News

Virtual School Is Beginning Again, But Paid Leave Is Ending
Indiana Crosses 3 Million-Voter Mark For Record Turnout In 2020 General Election
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Up About 30 Percent For Hoosiers This Year