Aberdeen officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the new $5.8 million police station.
The project is scheduled to be completed next summer which will consist of a nearly 13,000 square-foot new building on the same property on U.S. Highway 1.
The old 5,200 square-foot police station will be renovated to use for more space. It was constructed in 1992 and has become overcrowded and outdated, as Aberdeen’s population has more than doubled since then.
The police recently moved to a rented temporary facility downtown on Poplar Street to help speed construction and reduce costs.
The new building is designed with expansion in mind. Its design allows for the installation of a 911 call center if the town decides to provide its own call dispatching, as opposed to depending on the county, said Town Manager Paul Sabiston last year.
The town recently adopted a 2 cent tax increase to provide funding for the building.
Video and photo courtesy of Town of Aberdeen.