Why is it Important?
The previous police facility, from which the Fayetteville Police Department operated since July of 1993, was beyond the capacity required to accommodate current staffing levels. There was no further capacity for growth, either for personnel or storage, and the number of personnel has nearly doubled.
- There is limited public and handicap accessibility in the previous space. The new facilities are fully ADA accessible to all residents.
- The department’s previous firing range was built in the early 1960s, and regularly experienced flooding in heavy rains, making the range unusable. The new facility allows for pistol and long-gun training for all officers in a safe, enclosed environment.
- The new facility includes additional meeting and training space to host public meetings, as well as public programming.
- Both men’s and women’s locker rooms in the previous space were at or beyond capacity. As our force expands to match population growth, the new facility offers plenty of space for both male and female personnel.
How is it funded?
This $36.9 million project is funded through the bond issue, approved by voters in April, 2019.
Construction Progress Photos