City of Henderson Starts Planning Process for Far West Henderson Police Station and Training Facility
May 12, 2020
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Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson City Council approved a contract with the professional services firm of Knit, Inc. to develop an architectural needs assessment and building program for a new police station to serve the far west Henderson area and a police training facility.
“West Henderson is the fastest growing portion of our city and is projected to have a population increase of 30,000 residents over the next 20 years. It is essential that we have a police station in far west Henderson to meet the increase in demand for police services and ensure we keep emergency response times as low as possible,” said City Manager/CEO Richard Derrick. “Our investment now in public projects like the new police station and training facility will also contribute to the community’s economic recovery by creating jobs that are needed as we move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The facility program that will be developed by Knit, Inc. will determine the building square footage and estimated construction budget and will be used to issue a request for proposal for the project design and construction. Construction of the police station and training facility will be funded through the issuance of general obligations bonds that were approved by the Henderson City Council on April 21.
“Conducting our own police and correction officer training academy enables us to tailor curriculum to the Henderson Police Department’s best practices, giving recruits a better understanding of what their job will entail and a greater likelihood of success,” said Chief of Police Thedrick Andres. “A modern, specialized training facility will also make the department more competitive in attracting the best and the brightest new recruits and provide additional quality law enforcement training for our veteran officers.”
The far west Henderson police station will be Henderson’s fourth police station and first police training facility, home to the Henderson Police Academy launched in 2019 using classroom space at the North Police Station. The three existing stations are the East Police Station at 223 Lead St., the West Police Station at 300 S. Green Valley Pwky. and the North Police Station at 225 E. Sunset Rd.
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