Video: Vineland Officials Announce Construction of New Police StationPosted:
VINELAND, N.J. – The city of Vineland can anticipate the construction of a new police station to begin as soon as 2017.
On Friday, representatives from the Vineland Police Department and the building design team met to announce their plans during a press conference at city hall, which will be adjacent to the impending construction.
Officials say plans for the new 59,000 square-foot two-story police station will meet the current and future needs of the department.
"Today's a great day for the city of Vineland. We're unveiling this great project we have coming for the city of Vineland, which is our new police station coming up, bringing it into the 21st century. I'm very proud of this, it's going to be something that's needed in our community. It's overdue actually for so many years," said Vineland Mayor Ruben Bermudez.
The plans also call for an "out-building" to house large bulk evidence, undercover cars, as well as kennel runs for their canine unit.
Officials hope groundbreaking for the construction will begin by June of 2017.