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Raleigh police moving to new headquarters

Posted March 26, 2010

— The move of the Raleigh Police Department's downtown headquarters is almost complete, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Friday.

In January, the department began transitioning its facilities and departments from its building at McDowell and Hargett streets to 6716 Six Forks Road in anticipation for a new public safety center downtown.

Those plans, which included housing all of the city's emergency services, are in limbo after the City Council deadlocked on funding for the $205 million project.

Sughrue said the move would be complete on Tuesday.

The new headquarters will continue to house the office of the police chief, police records, recruiting, internal affairs and administrative staff.

Other departments have moved elsewhere in the city.

Evidence and found property can be picked up at the new Downtown District Stationhouse and Evidence Facility at 218 W. Cabarrus St.

Most of the police department's Detective Division has moved to 4501 Atlantic Ave.

Public copies of police reports will be available at any of the department's six district offices: Northwest District, 8016 Glenwood Ave.; North District, 6716 Six Forks Road; Northeast District, 8320-120 Litchford Road; Southeast District, 1601-30 Cross Link Road; Southwest District, 601 Hutton St.; Downtown District, 218 W. Cabarrus St.

The city paid Builders Mutual Insurance and the North Carolina Home Builders Association more than $6.2 million for the 64,000-square-foot office building on Six Forks Road.


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  • working for deadbeats Mar 26, 2010

    Hey Rider, you must not think 218 W Cabarrus St isn't downtown. Police employees don't pay for parking. You comment makes about as much sense as your recent blog.

  • The Rider Mar 26, 2010

    Well it’s nice to know the police have some sense. Moving out of the high crime downtown area will be beneficial to all the Police Department employees. Also they won’t have to deal with all the pot holes and the exorbitant parking cost downtown.

    Those police folks are lucky dogs.