Release Date/Time: 3/16/2020 1:26 PM
Incident:POLICE SERVICE OF SALINAS BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY is POSTPONED Until Further Notice.
Date: Monday, 3/16/2020
Time: 1:26 PM
Location:312 E. Alisal St.
POLICE SERVICE OF SALINAS BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY scheduled to take place tommorrow March, 17 at 1:00 pm is POSTPONED until further notice.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Salinas, CA - Salinas Police Chief Adele Fresé and the men and women of Salinas Police Department are excited to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm. The brief ceremony is to officially welcome our officers to the new building and begin the transition of moving from our old department to our new, "Police Service of Salinas" building at 312 E. Alisal St.
In the months ahead, we anticipate inviting the public to a Police Service of Salinas Community Celebration once the building is fully occupied and operational. At that time, residents will be able to take guided tours, get to know Salinas Police officers, and discover the welcoming atmosphere of our new community room. All ages will be welcome.
The current PD will remain as the point of contact for all public interaction until further notice. A subsequent notification will be released advising when police operations will transfer to the new location
The new Salinas Police Service Headquarters is a $56 million project for the city of Salinas that will replace the current police headquarters (222 Lincoln Ave.) originally built in 1958.
The facility consists of two buildings:
- A two story, 44,352 sq. ft. Headquarters (built to the highest life safety standards) that will house Administration, Investigations, Patrol and Support Staff. There will also be a community room opening to the adjacent parking lot to help facilitate community events.
- A second, 24,878 sq. ft. Support Building that includes advanced, state-of-the-art evidence storage areas, forensic laboratory and firearms training facility.
Regarding the ribbon cutting, Chief Fresé noted, "This facility represents the decades of promises to officers and community members that we would build a new police station. Residents understood that we have just simply outgrown our current building, and the technology and infrastructure is over 60 years old. We are grateful to the community for passing Measure G and to the Mayor and City Council for seeing it through to completion."
Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera