Another milestone was met in the construction of the new Marana Police Facility when the final steel beam was placed by contractors on Tuesday morning. To commemorate the event, Town Staff were given the opportunity to write messages of support on the beam before it was installed.
The beam topping ceremony was seen as a way for employees to be a part of the building’s history and to celebrate this construction milestone.
The new police facility is due to be completed later this year and will provide a state of the art facility for the Marana Police Department. The project is primarily funded through a dedicated half cent sales tax that will expire when all of the funds for the project are complete. By utilizing the dedicated tax, as well as RICO funds, the project will be completed debt free.
Prior to approving the funding for the facility, the Marana Town Council required the MPD to conduct a campaign of public education and outreach. Once approved MPD did their due diligence to research similar facilities to ensure 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.
Among the features of the new facility will be: expanded training facilities, expanded storage and evidence rooms, new K-9 amenities, holding cells, and a new inclusive community room.