You might be used to seeing the old run-down police station on South Water Street. But come November 2016, The Kent police task force will have a brand new building and location.
Lieutenant James Prusha feels that this new station is absolutely necessary. He feels that the current building is inefficient financially. It’s constantly needing repairs for things like: a leaking roof, a bowing exterior wall, broken air conditioning and heating units, and decaying door jams.
The lobby is inadequate for the public, the offices are in an area full of foot traffic, the jail is outdated, and there is not enough storage space.
The new police station will be located on the southeast corner of South Depeyster Street and State Route 59. The city is in the process of acquiring the properties in the area.
The approved and improved building renderings are available for viewing on KentPD.org done by architect group Dave Sommers and Associates.
I’m Stefanie Kilnapp for Broadcast Beat Reporting.