The Cape Girardeau Police Department recently moved from their previous location on Sprigg Street to their new headquarters located at 2530 Maria Louise Lane. Open houses have now been scheduled for the public to view the police department’s new home.
Through voter-approval of the Fire Sales Tax and Public Safety Trust Fund in 2014, as well as funds from both the Casino revenue and Restaurant Tax, the city was able to begin a long-needed project for a new station and municipal court. Construction officially began on the new headquarters in 2016 on a former Naval Reserve Center site. The previous location on Sprigg Street housed the department’s headquarters since 1976, and will be sold in April of this year.
Cape Girardeau mayor Harry Rediger explained at a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month that this was a much needed building.
“The cramped spaces and poor working conditions are now history,” said Rediger.
Police Chief Wes Blair said the more centralized location will help them to better serve the Cape Girardeau area, and that he’s very thankful to the citizens of Cape Girardeau for making the project happen.
“This building is going to allow us to serve our citizens even better than what we have had in the past, what with the new technologies and efficiencies we have in this building,” said Blair.
Open houses have been scheduled for the public later this month, as well as a “Coffee with Cops” event.
Police Department Headquarters Open House Dates:
Saturday, March 24 / 9 AM - noon / “Coffee With Cops” event
Monday, March 26 / 3 - 6 PM
2530 Maria Louise LnCape Girardeau, MO 63701