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City Dedicates New Police Headquarters on October 17
Posted Date: 10/12/2011 11:00 AM

Contact: Jake Keys
Phone: 336-373-2105

The City of Greensboro hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 am Monday, October 17, at the former IRS building in downtown Greensboro. The building, located at 320 Federal Pl., will be the new Greensboro Police Department headquarters.

The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the building to the City in July 2011 for the cost of $1. The 94,809-square-foot building opened in 1955 and is located on 2.14 acres. The six-story facility includes five floors, plus a basement, as well as 187 parking spaces. Renovations to the structure will take place over a three year period, with costs each year of approximately $300,000. The City will be able to use the existing office furniture in the building for the police department offices.

In an effort to better serve the public, the Police Department will dedicate the first floor for public functions, such as: records, watch operations, telephone response unit, as well as house the entire Central Division. Also moving into the building will be logistics, the command staff, resource management, public information, and internal affairs. Police will also have access to a gym, locker rooms, break rooms and a city command center.

Mayor William H. Knight, Police Chief Ken Miller, members of Congress, and GSA representatives who were instrumental in helping the City with the acquisition of the building have all been invited to attend the ceremony.

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