FIRESTONE, Colo., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Yesterday evening, Town of Firestone Mayor, Bobbi Sindelar and Chief of Police, David Montgomery, welcomed community members and dignitaries to a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Firestone Police Department Headquarters. Located on the southeast corner of Colorado Blvd. and Sable Ave. in Firestone's Central Park, the new police station will be designed to meet the community's current and future public safety needs.
"This moment has been a long time coming," said Chief David Montgomery. "Thank you to the community, the State of Colorado, our Board of Trustees and everyone else who has been involved in the long and winding process of making our need for a modern police facility a reality. The Town of Firestone is committed to public safety, and the new police station is a physical manifestation of that commitment."
A much-needed courtroom, records area, and hazardous and biological materials storage area will also be included at the new facility. The energy efficient building will help reduce operating costs, and current projections estimate an additional $50,000 of annual savings by eliminating the need for the Town to lease other office space.
As Firestone continues to grow, so will the police department. To provide the highest level of public safety, the new police facility will be built with growth in mind. By 2028, the Department is expected to have nearly 60 employees, which is double the size of its current staff size, with a projected 75 employees by 2038. The new police station is designed and sized to meet the community's needs for the next 20 years, and the site will allow for future expansion, as needed.
In November 2017, Town of Firestone residents voted by a 2-to-1 margin in favor of funding the construction of the new police station through a sales and use tax increase. The new police station is expected to in the Fall of 2019.
SOURCE Town of Firestone