Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Police Station is beginning to take shape

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

The Huntington City Police Department’s new police station is beginning to take shape on Cherry Street. The photo at right shows the construction area as of Wednesday, July 31.

The 17,000-square-foot, two-story building is being constructed in the north end of the city parking lot on Cherry Street, nestling into the corner of the L-shaped Huntington City-Township Public Library building. Its estimated $4.8 million cost will be paid for with about $2.2 million the city has on hand, and a bond issue that will be repaid over the next 20 years with income from the existing Local Option Income Tax (LOIT), designated for public safety needs.

According to Huntington Police Chief Chad Hacker, “The new building will give the department space to conduct and record interviews, hold training sessions, talk privately with people going through difficult times and store equipment and evidence.

Construction on the project began in June of this year, and its completion is planned for about 12 months.