Westerville Police/Court Facility

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Thank You, Westerville Voters!

Public safety and court operations will have a new home in Westerville thanks to residents who approved Issue 29 on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The approved 0.96 mill request to combine operations of the Westerville Division of Police (WPD), Emergency Communications (9-1-1), Investigations and Mayor’s Court, will bring each department under one roof.

Check back for updates about this project and scroll below to learn more about the plan.

The location for the proposed combined facility is 229 Huber Village Blvd, an existing office building acquired by the City in 2018. When renovated and expanded, the new facility would combine all of the bureaus of the Westerville Division of Police (WPD) including Mayor’s Court, Investigations, and Emergency Communications (9-1-1), currently located at 21, 28 and 29 S. State St., respectively, in Uptown Westerville.  

The project addresses long-standing space needs that require multiple buildings and rented storage space, while also improving safety for the public and staff involved in the operation of the Mayor's Court in City Hall.  Estimated construction costs are approximately $15 million that would be financed through a voter-approved, 20-year bond issue, estimated at less than 1 mill. 

Police Court Facility
Old bldg cropped for web slides

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Planning for a new Police/Court facility has been underway for nearly a decade. The concept was planned for a number of reasons, including to unite staff and operations working across the City in multiple buildings and to improve safety with a dedicated Mayor's Court space. However, the primary reason a larger facility is needed because WPD has simply outgrown its current 30-year-old building. 

Volunteers and visitors frequently tour WPD headquarters and are consistently surprised by how compact the space is, considering the size of the department. The Police/Court Facility has been thoughtfully considered to meet current and future space needs and improve efficiency.

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footer_logoWill a police presence be maintained in Uptown Westerville?