The Battle Creek Police Department is visiting Neighborhood Planning Councils and is offering station tours and community conversations to collect public input on the future of the police station, currently at 20 N. Division St.
The current station, built in the early 1970s, has been assessed by architects. Age and lack of space contribute to issues that have resulted in the goal of a new building, planned for the current department parking lot, across Patterson Way from the current location. However, staff also are open to other options that might save money or best meet their needs of additional space, security and public interaction.
Residents had the chance in October to tour the current police station. You can take the virtual tour by watching the video below.
See renderings below of a potential new police station and potential community meeting room.
City partners Beacon Community and Project 20/20 hosted community conversations to collect public input on this topic. Comments gained from the conversations and other sources will be used by police and other city officials to help inform decisions related to the future of police facilities. These meetings were held Nov. 5, 14, 16 and 17.
More ways to participate:
Email your comments to PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov