The city's police department began moving into its new headquarters, Friday, Dec. 8. The move affected some police services over the weekend, including accident reports and criminal history checks. The move was part of the second phase of the municipal move, which began when the city's cable television station and data center moved into the City Hall annex Dec. 1. Voters approved the $20 million project in 2001, which included the construction of both the police station and City Hall annex, and the renovation of the existing City Hall building.
The police department's new building is directly behind the John C. Wood building, its old headquarters, on Old Lee Highway. Phases one and two of the City Hall relocation begin Dec. 15 and Jan. 5, after which City Hall will undergo renovations. Offices that are not moving into the annex are temporarily relocating to the John C. Wood building, which is scheduled to be demolished once City Hall renovations are completed next summer. The demolition will make way for the parking lot at the new police station.
— Lauren Glendenning