Plans For New Police Station

Plans For New Police Station


ATTIRE, OR FROM THE OVAL OFFICE. THE LIBRARY SAYS THE $1.5 MILLION EXHIBIT IS ONE OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND AMONG THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES. A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART POLICE STATION IS ON ITS WAY TO THE CITY OF LATHROP. IT IS RIGHT ON TIME AS THE COMMUNITY IS EXPERIENCING SOME GROWING PAINS. IT SPEAKS VOLUMES WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT, AND NOT ONLY WITH OUR POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE GREAT HERE IN LATHROP. THIS WEEK RESIDENTS HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT THAT FACILITY. IT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE RIVER ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AREA. CARLOS CARRERA GIVES US A CLOSER LOOK. Reporter: THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR POLICE STATION WILL BE LOCATED JUST WEST OF THIS BRIDGE OVER THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER IN A CENTRALIZED LOCATION. THERE IS A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE IN THE CITY OF LATHROP. CITY LEADERS HAVE BEEN PUTTING NEW DEVELOPMENT IN PLACE AS THEY PREPARE. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DOUBLE THE POPULATION BY 2020, UPWARDS OF 40,000 PEOPLE. Reporter: LATHROP HAS ALREADY BUILT ABOUT 1000 NEW HOMES IN THE RIVER ISLANDS AREA. THE CITY IS ALSO PLANNING TO RELOCATE ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT INSIDE A NEW $9 MILLION FACILITY THEY DO A GREAT JOB AT KEEPING US SAFE. LOTS OF NEW PEOPLE, IT WILL BE GREAT TO BE ABLE FOR THEM TO HAVE A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY AS WELL AS HIGHER ON NEW OFFICERS. Reporter: THE POLICE STATION IS LOCATED IN A STRIP MALL. THEY HAVE BEEN RENTING SPACE IN AN OLD BUILDING FOR ALMOST 2 DECADES. LATHROP CITY MANAGER SAYS THERE IS NO MORE ROOM TO GROW. THE BUILDING WE ARE IN IS AGING. RATHER THAN PUT MONEY INTO IT, WE CAN ADVANCE OUR DEVELOPMENT OBLIGATIONS FROM SOME OF OUR MAJOR DEVELOPERS, TO ADVANCE THE FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT THE NEW FACILITY. THE NEW POLICE STATION INCLUDES A COMMUNITY ROOM WITH ENOUGH SPACE FOR POLICE UNITS. THERE WILL BE POLICE BRIEFING ROOMS, AND A SMALL AREA FOR BOOKING AND TEMPORARY HOLDING. THE CITY WILL PAY CLOSE TO 2 MILLION AT WELL THE RIVER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT WILL COVER MOST OF THE COST. THEIR CASH FLOWING THE PROJECT. IT IS AN OBLIGATION OF RIVER ISLANDS, AS WELL AS IT IS ALL NEW DEVELOPMENT TO FUND THE POLICE STATION.

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