Westerville Police/Court Facility

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Building Project to Consolidate Operations and Improve Safety

 

In response to the ongoing space needs and safety concerns associated with the operation of the Police Division and Mayor’s Court, City Council is giving consideration to a plan to consolidate multiple facilities. 

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 Mayors 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. 

Westerville voters will decide the issue on November 5, 2019.

Police Court Facility
Old bldg cropped for web slides

Westerville Division of Police Badge

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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