FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA)–Following Tuesday night’s special election, Fayetteville voters have authorized the city to spend over $226 million on various projects.
One of the moxt expensive is a campus of new police stations.
The newly passed bond will use almost $40 million to create three new facilities for officers incuding a main police department that will house all personnel, a training facility with vehicle and evidence storage and an indoor firing range.
The new spaces will also be fully ADA accessible to all residents, a feature it lacked before.
Sgt. Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department said this expansion is needed to keep up with the growing rate of the city and his team is grateful that the people they serve came through.
“It’s a big deal to us,” he said. “A lot of these officers give the citizens a lot. They’re out there working their tails off day after day and this is just kind of a thank you to them.”
Right now the city is still narrowing down possible sites for the new spaces, and the bond funds won’t be available until September.
KNWA will be breaking down all of the approved bond issues on the ballot until we’ve covered all of them.