This project has been completed. The new facility, located at 1800 N. Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd., is now open. The Fayetteville Police Department has transitioned all operations to the new headquarters.
View the full dedication ceremony for the new facility, which was held on May 24, 2023:
What is this Project?
This new police headquarters building provides the capacity for public safety to keep up with our growing city.
This facility is a campus concept including three buildings: one for the main police department, housing all personnel; another for training, with vehicle and evidence storage; and finally, an indoor pistol and rifle firing range. This campus concept will increase the efficiency and operational readiness of the police department to improve safety, service and accessibility to our citizens.
Why is it Important?
The previous police facility, from which the Fayetteville Police Department operated since July of 1993, was beyond the capacity required to accommodate current staffing levels. There was no further capacity for growth, either for personnel or storage, and the number of personnel has nearly doubled.
There is limited public and handicap accessibility in the previous space. The new facilities are fully ADA accessible to all residents.
The department’s previous firing range was built in the early 1960s, and regularly experienced flooding in heavy rains, making the range unusable. The new facility allows for pistol and long-gun training for all officers in a safe, enclosed environment.
The new facility includes additional meeting and training space to host public meetings, as well as public programming.
Both men’s and women’s locker rooms in the previous space were at or beyond capacity. As our force expands to match population growth, the new facility offers plenty of space for both male and female personnel.
How is it funded?
This $36.9 million project is funded through the bond issue, approved by voters in April, 2019.