Open house announced for Cape Girardeau police station, jail and - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Open house announced for Cape Girardeau police station, jail and courthouse

A ribbon cutting for the new Cape Girardeau police station was held on Friday, March 2. (Source: Cape Girardeau PD) A ribbon cutting for the new Cape Girardeau police station was held on Friday, March 2. (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Community members in Cape Girardeau can tour the new police station. The station is on Maria Louise Lane.

Police said tour dates are Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until noon and Monday, March 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A ribbon cutting for the new Cape Girardeau police station was held on Friday, March 2.

The new police station and the municipal court will be open on March 5 at its new location on Maria Louise Lane. Police will officially use the facility on Monday.

The old location on South Sprigg will still be operational through March 1.

In addition to better technology access and better amenities, Chief Wes Blair said the new building will help officers do their jobs more efficiently.

“It's going be a culture changer,” said Blair. “I really think it will be. They work so hard and do such a great job with what they already have. But to be able to enhance their ability to do their jobs, and give them a nice, comfortable building to work in. Is just going change the whole culture of the department.”

According to the police department, inmates were housed at the sheriff's office Feb. 4-9 to allow jail staff to undergo training at the new facility.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • What you need to know May 21

    What you need to know May 21

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:41:02 GMT
    The morning will be wet but showers won't last all day (Source: Pixabay)The morning will be wet but showers won't last all day (Source: Pixabay)
    The morning will be wet but showers won't last all day (Source: Pixabay)The morning will be wet but showers won't last all day (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Monday, May 21. First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar this morning. 

    Good morning, it is Monday, May 21. First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar this morning. 

  • What you need to know May 18

    What you need to know May 18

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:32:24 GMT
    The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)

    Good Friday morning it is May 18. First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar, so we’ll have showers and thunderstorms during our show and throughout the day.

    Good Friday morning it is May 18. First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar, so we’ll have showers and thunderstorms during our show and throughout the day.

  • Man found in barn loft arrested on drug charges in McCracken Co., KY

    Man found in barn loft arrested on drug charges in McCracken Co., KY

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:23:11 GMT
    The man was found in the loft of a barn and arrested on drug charges (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)The man was found in the loft of a barn and arrested on drug charges (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
    The man was found in the loft of a barn and arrested on drug charges (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)The man was found in the loft of a barn and arrested on drug charges (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

    Deputies in McCracken County, Kentucky said a man hiding in a barn was arrested on drug charges early Monday morning on May 21, 2018.

    Deputies in McCracken County, Kentucky said a man hiding in a barn was arrested on drug charges early Monday morning on May 21, 2018.

Powered by Frankly