The Council Bluffs Police Department, after outgrowing its current 39-year-old building, begins its journey into a new law enforcement center. Voters approved a $20 million bond issue in a Special Election May 2016. Chief Tim Carmody said, "The citizens truly care about this community. When they care about something, they come together to support it. That's what we saw with the passing of the bond issue. They recognized the need and importance of a modern, functional facility and boldly invested in it."
The City hired Hoefer Wysocki Architecture of Leawood, Kansas to help the City Planning Team with the project. Design services include architectural, interior design, structural, mechanical, electrical, IT, security, plumbing and landscape design. Chief Carmody said, "We are working carefully to make sure we design and build a facility that will address our community needs when the doors open and for the next 20-25 years." Carmody wants voters to know they understand and appreciate the investment they made when they approved the bond.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 17 at the site, which sits west of Interstate 80 at the Madison Avenue exit.
City Council Update 4.10.17 On Monday, April 10, 2017, at the City Council Study Session members of the project team, including Mr. Ken Henton - Managing Partner with Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, Mr. Radd Way - Principal from Project Advocates, and Chief Tim Carmody provided an update on the project to the City Council and Mayor Walsh. The slideshow can be found here: Council Bluffs Law Enforcement Center Project
Construction Update 11.14.17 Construction is going well and is currently on schedule to obtain occupancy in December 2018. The pictures below show the completed steelwork. Photos taken at the "Topping Off Ceremony" wherein the final steel beam was installed. The project is on track to be complete December 2018 and under budget.