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Porterdale council approves design concept for new police HQ
An artist rendering of the new Porterdale Police Department was approved by the city council June 4. - photo by Submited Photo

PORTERDALE, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council voted to approve the design concept for the city’s new police headquarters at its June 4 meeting.

The old Porterdale City Hall building will be used as the new Porterdale Police Department Headquarters. - photo by Darryl Welch

Police Chief Jason Cripps said the new headquarters, to be built in the old Porterdale City Hall, will include a meeting room and kitchenette along with a locker room and showers for officers.

Once the renovation is complete, the new headquarters will nearly quadruple the amount of space the department has now. Cripps said the department currently works out of about space approximately 650 square feet.

The new headquarters will be approximately 2,500 square feet. The design concept approved by the council includes extending the front of the building out an additional 20 feet.

City Manager Bob Thomson said the project will be paid for using Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.