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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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With the recent 13% increase, several Shreveport police officers now make more than $80,000 a year. Here's the list.

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