Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Despite a few minor projects and problems, the new police station looks ready to go, city officials decided after their final walk-throughs of the building Monday.
Fulton Police chief Steve Myers said he was satisfied with the project and the list of things left to complete or replace was minimal, including some burnt light bulbs, some missing ceiling tiles, tweaking the air conditioning in some rooms and a few adjustments to some of the doors.
“There’s always a few things you find when you come in that you have to redo,” said Myers. “We’ll probably find a few more once we’re moved in here that we missed now, but there’s nothing too dramatic.”
Myers said he was satisfied with the project and that things went smoothly overall. No significant changes had to be made to the plan once renovation began on the new station, which formerly housed the Callaway Electric Cooperative on 503 Truman Road. The building boasts a sally port for officers and suspects to enter the building for processing, a bulletproof lobby area in the front and six concrete holding rooms.
“It’s primarily much safer for everyone, both for the officers and my staff, and the citizens we come in contact with,” Myers said.