Apex opens new $6.3 million police headquarters

Posted May 11, 2010 11:38 p.m. EDT
Updated May 12, 2010 9:04 a.m. EDT

— 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.

“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.