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Apex opens new $6.3 million police headquarters

Posted May 11, 2010
Updated May 12, 2010

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— The town of Apex has a new police headquarters. Hundreds of people, including law enforcement from around the area, attended the official dedication Tuesday evening at 205 Saunders St.

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“The people who live in this community want to be safe. They want to be secure. They want to feel good about their neighborhood and they value public safety,” Apex Police Chief Jack K. Lewis said at the dedication ceremony.

The $6.3 million renovation took 18 months to complete and more than doubled the size of the old building on the same site.

“It's important to see that the community recognizes the important role that police departments play, and that you have to have proper facilities to be able to do your job to your best,” Garner Police Chief Brandon Zuidema said.

The 35,000-square-foot building has upgraded communications, meeting rooms and other facilities.

“To have an accessible police facility that's comfortable, that's safe, that's functional is very important to a police department,” Southern Pines Police Chief John Letteney said.

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  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 12, 2010

    Vietnam Vet is correct, AND Apex did not go into debt for this project unlike Raleigh's proposed new "safety center" which would have financed over $200 Million! Apex funded this project within the town's budget and did not raise taxes. I tell you, some of the ignorant comments on this story are amazing...

  • Vietnam Vet May 12, 2010

    "so apex gets a new one but raleigh doesnt need one ha? thats right i forgot that apex is much larger than raleigh and has much more crime so it def is needed there... sorry, priorities priorities!"

    Apex only spent $6.3m...Raleigh wants to spend how many hundred million on a high rise building??

  • chfdcpt May 12, 2010

    Do some of you folks understand that in NC traffic citation money does not go to the cities? It goes to pay for the court system, and the fines go to the school systems.

  • enigma1469 May 12, 2010

    Taxes, Taxes, Taxes. Someone always has to pay the bill.

  • the genius May 12, 2010

    so apex gets a new one but raleigh doesnt need one ha? thats right i forgot that apex is much larger than raleigh and has much more crime so it def is needed there... sorry, priorities priorities!

  • Adelinthe May 12, 2010

    Ya know, people whine and complain about new police quarters, but this is part of the Homeland Security program.

    The Department of Homeland Security beefed up law enforcement all over the country because they realized sleeper terrorist cells could be anywhere.

    Heck, they found one right here in little old Angier, NC.

    So I think this is worth it, when one views the entire picture of what they're trying to do.

    God bless.

    RB

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 12, 2010

    It's about time! Congrats to the Apex PD!!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 12, 2010

    Drive slow through Apex. They've got to pay off that loan somehow.

  • stacietanner27 May 12, 2010

    Good to see the police received new headquarters!