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Officials to cut ribbon on new police headquarters

By Staff | Aug 22, 2009

The Cape Coral Police Department will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new police headquarters at the corner of Nicholas Parkway and Cultural Park Boulevard Monday.
The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., with elected officials, city staff, construction and architectural officials and members of the Public Safety Committee in attendance, according to city spokesperson Connie Barron.
The cutting will take place at the front entrance of the $21.6 million building, and is open to the public, Barron said.
Parking is available in the public lot on the east side of the building, with overflow parking in the area north of the lot.
The new 100,000-square-foot police headquarters building comes after years of debate on its proposed construction, replacing the current 38,400-square-foot building at 815 Nicholas Parkway.
911 operations moved into the building in July, with other departments following suit in the following weeks and months.
The building, built to withstand winds from Category 5 hurricanes, was recently dedicated by the Free and Accepted Masons of Cape Coral.
The new building’s extended space allows for additional evidence storage, police lockers, showers, holding areas and an expanded forensics lab.