City hopes new tax will fund $19 million police station

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City hopes new tax will fund $19 million police station

Chief says agency has outgrown ‘dysfunctional’ headquarters
Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal says the headquarters on East Second Avenue is much too small for the department’s needs. Storage space in the evidence room is at a premium. “No amount of redesigning will overcome the space issue,” he said.

City hopes new tax will fund $19 million police station

Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal says the headquarters on East Second Avenue is much too small for the department’s needs. Storage space in the evidence room is at a premium. “No amount of redesigning will overcome the space issue,” he said.

City hopes new tax will fund $19 million police station

Durango Police Department officers Jim Martindale, left, and Cody Mathews work at desks adjacent to holding cells at the police station. The non-secured area does not isolate prisoners and is a safety issue for officers and staff.

City hopes new tax will fund $19 million police station

Durango Police Department officers have to park their work and private vehicles on streets near the East Second Avenue headquarters. A new headquarters would include space for secure parking.
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