Marysville News

Ribbon-cutting set for police, court facility

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at 8 a.m. April 15 for Marysville's new police and court building at 1250 W. Fifth St.

Marysville's police department completed its move to new headquarters over the weekend and municipal court personnel will make their way to their new space later this week.

Municipal court offices will be closed to the public April 12, 15 and 16 during the transition and will reopen for business April 17.

Construction on the $13.1-million facility started in October 2011. The 48,300-square-foot building and a 6,000-square-foot proficiency and qualification center sit on 13.5 acres at the corner of West Fifth Street and Raymond Road.

Mayor John Gore said the new facility is an example of growth in Marysville.

"I feel very proud that the city is able to provide our police department personnel with a work environment that they so much deserve," he said. "The city will continue to address the needs of the community as it grows and we will continue to be fiscally responsible in doing so."

Police Chief Floyd Golden said the whole department was ready to make the move.

"One of the biggest improvements that the new facility will provide is a more safe and secure environment," Golden said. "The new facility will have a temporary holding facility, which allows us to meet the requirement set forth by the Bureau of Adult Detention for the separation of detainees by gender.

"Another efficiency with the new facility is covered parking for the police vehicles, which will allow for a quicker response time during inclement weather."

Marysville Municipal Court phone numbers will remain the same.

Phone numbers for the police department will change:

* Main number: 937-645-7300

* FAX number, dispatch: 937-645-7301

* FAX number, support area: 937-645-7302

* Dispatch 1: 937-645-7318

* Dispatch 2: 937-645-7319

* Dispatch 3: 937-645-7320

If an old phone number is dialed, the call will be transferred to the new facility.

Golden said he is grateful to everyone who has supported the funding and construction of the new facility.

"I feel proud and privileged," he said. "Years ago, thoughts of having a new facility seemed unimaginable, but due to the efforts and support of so many people, it has now become a reality."

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