Bond Proposal Includes $20 Million for New Police Station
Shreveport's police station at the corner of Texas and Murphy is in bad shape. There's black mold, leaks, holes in walls and floors and so many more problems.
If you don't know this building was built in 1956 and it housed City Hall for many years. But when the city moved out more than a dozen years ago, the building was left for the police department. But not much maintenance has been done over the years.
The plumbing and HVAC systems are failing. Offices get as hot as 90 degrees in the summer. The Mayor's bond proposal pitch says "Police Officers deserve better. Since remodeling costs more, this project constructs a new central SPD Station. The new station will be smaller with more room for parking."
The price tag for a new police station is $20 million dollars. It sounds like leaders are leaning toward keeping it at the current location because of the proximity to the jail and the vehicle maintenance shop. But several council members say the city should look at all possible options.
This project would be part of Proposition 2 which provides $76.14M for police, fire, and SPAR.
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