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Commissioners unanimously vote Northwood Centre as TPD's new headquarters

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 18:36:40-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — City commissioners have voted to move the Tallahassee Police Department's headquarters to the Northwood Centre.

During a meeting on Wednesday evening, commissioners unanimously voted to relocate the Tallahassee Police Department to the Northwood Centre located on North Monroe Street.

"The current location is over ninety years old. We have outgrown it. It was originally a school. It was not built as a police station. It is time that the city of Tallahassee has a twenty-first century police headquarters. We are in the process of building that. It will truly benefit the community because what we will be able to build and accomplish with our community relationships -- plus providing the police department a twenty-first century headquarters," said John Dailey, Tallahassee Mayor.

The recommendation for this relocation comes from the Deputy City Manager Cynthia Barber.

Barber says this could provide a potential new fire station on Lake Bradford Road with community amenities including a Community-Oriented Policing Squad, TEMPO Resource Center and a public gathering space.