Fruita Police Department Shows Off New Building
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo.- After years of planning, the Fruita Police Department finally opened the doors of its new $1.5 million dollar facility to the public on Friday.
Officials say the previous building was obsolete, with inadequate locks and dangerous entrances and was a safety hazard for both police and the public. But with major upgrades and renovations to the 1981 building, officials are pleased with the overall turnout of the project.
“The entire building itself makes it a lot easier for us to conduct business,” said Kevin Paquette, patrol sergeant for the Fruita Police Department. “Whether we are interviewing victims, or just helping anyone in particular, we have many more rooms that we can do that in. It’s much more friendly toward the community in the way its laid out, and built, and just a much more comfortable setting for everyone.”
Officials added 8,000 square feet to the building, and the entire project was budgeted through the city.