The City of Mesa held a grand opening ceremony on Oct. 10 to open up its new police station in the Fiesta District.
Located at 1010 W. Grove Ave. in Mesa, the station is the first one the city has built in 10 years, and is expected to reduce the overcrowding of the Dobson Police Station. The station’s boundaries will be from Broadway Road to just south of Guadalupe Road and from Price Road east to Horne Street.
“Public safety is a top priority for our City Council and our residents, who voted overwhelmingly to build the Fiesta Police Station along with many other public safety and transportation projects,” said Mayor Scott Smith in a press release. “I’m proud that our residents chose to invest in our community and the opening of this station is another indication that the Fiesta District is moving forward.”
Voters approved the $10.1 million expense for the 34,000 sq. foot facility during the 2008 bond election. Among the station’s features are a holding facility for adults and juveniles, a locker room/fitness area, a community room, a fueling station, parking spaces that maximize solar array electrical generation, and a patrol equipment room. The city also expects more than 60 percent of the building’s energy needs will come from solar power.
In the release, Police Chief Frank Milstead called the station a “world class policing facility.”
“The opening of this magnificent new police station is another tremendous step in the revitalization of the Fiesta District. This state-of-the-art facility will certainly help us meet our goals of increasing public safety and making Mesa as safe as possible for our residents,” said District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh in the release.
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