The media and public are invited to join the Town of Marana and the Police Facility Project Team as the Town breaks ground on a new police facility at the Marana Municipal Complex on Wednesday, June 7 at 9 A.M.
The building, once completed, will be the result of months of public education and outreach, a community-supported half-cent sales tax increase, and years of research, planning, and development. The designs include improved amenities to accommodate the police department’s various services, as well as the capacity to manage Marana’s anticipated population growth, and the commensurate police department growth, over the next twenty years:
EXPANDED TRAINING FACILITIES
Marana Police Department will have a state of the art training facility once construction is complete, with classrooms, gym, shooting range, and virtual training room available for region-wide use.
Police officers will soon park their vehicles in a secured parking lot, as well as provide separate holding cells for adults and minors that are secured from other parts of the police building.
EXPANDED STORAGE AND EVIDENCE ROOMS
The new storage rooms for evidence will centralize all Marana police materials, with room for growth over the next twenty years.
BRAND NEW K-9 AMENITIES
K-9 units will be able to take care of their dogs in the new K-9 amenities, which will offer dog kennels, a care center, tools, and indoor/outdoor areas.
Larger administrative and records rooms will be able to accommodate all police records, including a special storage space for homicide cases.
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ROOM AND UPDATED COURTYARD
The public will be able to make use of the new public building through its inclusive community room. Ideal for meeting space and ceremonies, the community room is available to all Town departments and the public for various events, classes, and functions. A removable wall feature also allows the community room to open up to the improved courtyard, which will encourage staff and the public to see this area as a center of activity.
The building is projected to be completed by summer 2018.