proposed new building - site & floor plans
The new police building will be located behind Town Hall, in the area between it and the existing WPD. (The existing police building is represented by the light grey dotted lines to the right of the "New Police" structure. The darker dotted lines represent a proposed car port area and Emergency Response Team bay.) This location allows the existing building to remain occupied and functional during construction, saving a significant amount in project costs. The existing building would be demolished after the new building is occupied. See FAQs for more information regarding site selection.
The new building will have multiple public features the existing building does not have: window counter access to the Records department, a public Interview/Licensing room, a Multi-purpose Room available for public use (that would also serve as the WPD's Training Room/Emergency Operations Center) and public restrooms. There will also be window counter access to Dispatch/Communications, as there is in the existing building.
The orange line and arrows in the Upper Level floor plan represent a moveable wall between the female and male locker rooms which will allow the female locker room to expand as more women are hired.