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The Cape Girardeau Police Department broke ground on a new police station, jail and court facility on Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.
When voters approved the Fire Sales Tax and Public Safety Trust Fund in November 2014, they approved a plan to pay for a new police station from a combination of sales, restaurant and casino taxes. The budget for the new building is $11 million.
The new police station is also the last project outlined in the 2000 Master Facilities Plan which identified the need for a Fire Station 3 and Emergency Operation Center (completed in 2007), Fire training facility (in-progress), Police Station (in progress), Public Works Department (2005), Aquatic Facility (2010), and several Golf Course renovations, repairs, replacement of shelters and restrooms in parks and the Golf Course (ongoing).
Video from the groundbreaking ceremony
Photos from the event