Georgetown police, fire operations to 76,600 SFGeorgetown police, fire operations to 76,600 SFhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=17922015-02-09T10:12:00Z2015-02-09T00:00:00Z

GEORGETOWN - The City of Georgetown has completed construction on new facilities for its police, fire and emergency operations.

The 76,604-sf main building includes space for Georgetown’s entire police department as well as the administrative offices of the Georgetown Fire Department, the city’s emergency operations center and the Texas attorney general’s cyber crimes unit.

The facility is located at 3500 DB Wood Rd. The city’s voters approved $29.5 million in bonds in 2011 to pay for construction of the new facility.

The project replaces the police’s current 19,000-sf building, which was built in 1910.

The new Public Safety Operations and Training Center has an outdoor driving track, gym, lockers, conference rooms, padded floors for combat training, an area where cars can be lifted up to search for evidence and even two rooms where police can relax in easy chairs.

The complex also includes areas for police training that are below a catwalk system, allowing instructors to observe the officers in action.

The facility is so big that it will only be about 65 percent full when everyone moves in, said Roland Waits, a spokesman for the police department. It was built to accommodate Georgetown’s growth, he said. Georgetown’s population is expected to double in the next ten years.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
Public Facilities
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