Construction is 4 months from completion on the new Broken Arrow Safety Complex

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 9/06/2013 9:39 pm Published: 9/06/2013 8:50 pm

Constructions crews have forged ahead on a new public safety complex In Broken Arrow. The building is part of a 2009 bond issue that will be the new headquarters for Broken Arrow Police and Fire Department.

FOX23 got on inside look at the progress inside of the new facility on Friday afternoon. Major Mark Irwin said that crews were in the process of assessing what electrical wiring and data was necessary for each individual room in the center.

Corporal Leon Calhoun told FOX23 that the most noticeable change between the two facilities in the square footage.

“Space is our biggest issue right now,” said Calhoun, “We are cramped and we are going to almost triple our size when the space is complete.”

The current facility is approximately 18,000 square feet and the new headquarters is 66,000 square feet, according to Calhoun. He said that as the city grows, the new space will allow the department to grow with it.

Irwin said that the new facility boasts numerous upgrades and changes from the current facility that is in use. He said that a lot of the change will be noticed in the size of the Dispatch center and the Emergency Operations Center.

Construction is set to be completed by mid-December. `

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