Why Did Shreveport Chief Go to Longview?
Shreveport is preparing to start the process of building a new police headquarters building. The goal is to build at the current location at Texas and Murphy.
Police Chief Wayne Smith made a trip to Longview, Texas to check out the construction of a new police station in that community. Longview Chief Anthony Boone and his staff met with Wayne Smith and his staff members.
Chief Smith reviewed all of the plans and the process for beginning work on a 71,000 square foot, state of the art police station in Longview. Shreveport voters recently approved money to build a new station here.
Chief Smith is moving full steam ahead on the process of replacing the dilapidated headquarters that now houses his department.
59% of Shreveport voters approved the funding for police and fire.
Late last year, Shreveport voters approved only just one of five bond issue proposals on the ballot. The voters ok'd the measure providing funding for police and fire department needs.
$70 million dollars was approved for public safety in our community. $27.5 million is earmarked for the new police station.
Here are the other items included in the bond proposal for police and fire:
- Fire vehicles and equipment - $13.55 million
- Fire Station 11 engine room - $500,000
- Fire Station 12 relocation and build - $2.9 million
- Fire Station 14 relocation - $2.9 million
- Fire Station 15 relocation - $2.9 million
- Fire Station renovations and maintenance - $1.5 million
- Fire Academy maintenance and renovations - $4.82 million
- Central Police Headquarters - $27.5 million
- Shreveport Police Department substations - $4.5 million
- City Jail maintenance and improvements - $2 million
- Emergency mobile command center - $1 million
- Street lighting - $5 million
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