City of Tallahassee seeks recommendations for new TPD HQ

Tallahassee Police Department
Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 13:22:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Do you have a recommendation on where Tallahassee Police Department's new HQ should be?

TPD is now taking community recommendations for the new location of the Tallahassee Police Department’s headquarters.

The vision for the new headquarters is that it will provide adequate space for TPD’s more than 400 officers and staff, meet current and future operational needs and expand the concept of a traditional police station by also incorporating a variety of publicly available features to serve residents," city officials say.

All recommendations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Minimum of nine acres of land
  • Development (relocation, demolition, etc.)
  • Proximity to potential hazards
  • Access (vehicular, pedestrian, public transportation)
  • Adequacy of infrastructure
  • Cost of land acquisition (sales price)
  • Appropriate surrounding land use
  • Proximity to other City facilities and functions
  • Zoning
  • Impact of redevelopment
  • Proximity to the City center

A list of properties already being considered can be found here. Recommendations will be accepted now through April 18.