Fayetteville Police Use Facebook to Promote Needed Station Improvements


A Facebook post made by the Fayetteville Police Department is drawing attention to an upcoming election.

The post reads in part, “Did you know that at the Fayetteville Police Department visitors, witnesses and victims share the same lobby as sex offenders, suspects and prisoners?”

The caption is pushing voters to approve the refinancing of Fayetteville’s remaining sales and use tax revenue bonds for the city to spend up to $226 million.

If passed, the bonds would fund 10 items including improvements to the police station, costing up to $37 million.

Sgt. Tony Murphy with Fayetteville police said the new police station would be a campus concept with three buildings, allowing them to separate the main lobby from other departments.

“That they have access to the building where they come in and not feel like they’re in the middle of an investigation or they’re sitting next to someone they don’t feel safe next to,” Murphy said. 

In order for the 10 items on the bonds list to pass, voters must approve the renewal of the existing revenue  bonds, which would not increase the current tax. 

Voters will decide whether to pass the measure on April 9.

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