New Public Safety Building Dedicated in Roanoke County
The new 83,000-square-foot public safety center in Roanoke County, VA, was officially dedicated on March 22, 2007, and praised for being “on time and on budget.”
The $27 million public safety building will be the headquarters for police, fire, and rescue services for the county, as well as hold a technology hub for the new state-of-the-art emergency 911 dispatch center, the county’s information technology team, and the county’s planned police academy.
The new high-tech equipment center is well out of any flood plain and is part of a regional communication system that allows police, fire, and rescue personnel to communicate with one another at all times.
The public safety center is the first non-education building in the state built under the Public-Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act, which allows private developers to present proposals to government officials to fill needs in the community without having to wait to bid on a project initiated by the government.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Roanoke Times (VA); 03/23/07; Lowe, Cody.