Whitestown starts work on new police headquarters

Whitestown breaks ground on new police headquarters

WHITESTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — Town leaders on Monday broke ground on a new police headquarters.

The $3 million, two-story will be nearly 22,000 square feet. It will be located in what is now a grassy area just northwest of the Whitestown Municipal Complex on Veterans Drive. 

Among the features of the new building is a computer forensic lab, a first for Boone County.

Dennis Anderson, Whitestown’s chief public safety officer, said, “We started our process about five years ago of getting officers trained up. This is the direction law enforcement is going to wind up going. You’ll always have that need for a beat officer or investigator street level to go out, but cybercrime is what’s becoming the future investigative tool.”

The police department hopes to move into the new space by fall 2020. 

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The town plans to break ground on a new fire department headquarters later this year.