This week, I would like to personally invite you to tour the newly renovated Dublin Justice Center.

We will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at 6565 Commerce Parkway.

We have taken a building that originally was close to 35,000 square feet when it was built in 1993 and transformed it into a building we think will serve the community well for the next 20 years.

The $10.6 million project has added 16,000 square feet of functional space. Included in the addition are suites for each of the units of our department, new training space and a new home for the Northwest Regional Communications Center.

The communications center is the primary public-safety dispatch center for the cities of Dublin, Hilliard and eventually Upper Arlington and for Norwich and Washington townships.

The justice-center project also included renovation of the holding facility, administrative offices and records bureau.

The addition and renovations will allow us to better serve and protect the community by giving us much-needed room to grow.

We currently have 111 employees authorized with the Dublin Police Department, but we are projecting the department could be as large as 160 employees within the next 20 years.

The new space is a welcome addition as we seek to maintain the high level of service we offer the Dublin community.

I hope you will stop by our open house to see the new justice center that we at the Dublin Police Department are very proud to call home.

Dublin police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg submitted the City Notes column.