After a seven-month renovation, the Atchison Police Department is preparing to show off its new digs with a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Nov. 1.
The $1.13 million project includes new office and squad space, a new evidence room, a secure garage space for investigations and vehicle searches, locker rooms, a new customer service window, a new conference room and an overall more secure department.
“This is a great day for public safety in Atchison,” Police Chief Mike Wilson said. “For years we’ve been doing great work with modest facilities. Now we have the space and design that is truly representative of the quality police work that this staff and community have come to expect and deserve.”
City Manager Becky Berger said the project was supported by all five commissioners, who made it a priority after years of planning and consideration.
“The police department has really needed an updated facility for a number of years,” Berger said. “There are so many needs in the city. We are proud to be able to make this one a priority this year – and now we have a first-class building to match our first-class department.”
Most of the project was funded from General Obligation Bonds sold in May.
The ribbon cutting will be at noon on the west side of City Hall – in front of the new Police Department garage. There will be a special presentation along with the ribbon cutting.
The open house will be from noon to 3 p.m. There will be refreshments served and guided tours of the department will be provided.
For more information please contact Joe Warren at (913) 367-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.