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Jackson, MO police plan for new station

The Jackson Police Department continues to grow, but their building doesn't. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The Jackson Police Department continues to grow, but their building doesn't. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
The administrative assistant is left in a hallway, and evidence is overflowing in their store rooms. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The administrative assistant is left in a hallway, and evidence is overflowing in their store rooms. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
The Chief says dispatchers are crammed into what should be an administrative area. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The Chief says dispatchers are crammed into what should be an administrative area. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys says their facility was built in the 1980s and now there is barely room to move. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys says their facility was built in the 1980s and now there is barely room to move. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
The chief says he can't wait for his department to have this new space. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The chief says he can't wait for his department to have this new space. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

The Jackson Police Department continues to grow, but their building doesn't.

Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys said their facility was built in the 1980s and now there is barely room to move.

He said dispatchers are crammed into what should be an administrative area.

The administrative assistant is left in a hallway, and evidence is overflowing in their store rooms.

The chief said he can't wait for his department to have this new space.

"It will just create a whole new atmosphere. When you have a great environment to work in you feel better about coming to work, you feel better about doing your job," Chief Humphreys explained. "Knowing you have the right things to work with and the right facility. Your office space. You know, everybody just feels better. That's gonna be the positives. And, as a result of that we'll be able to serve the community better."

The new facility would be built on the same lot as the current department.

A local architect, Phillip Smith, and the Department of Public Works are setting the building plans in motion.

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