City hosts public input session on Police Headquarters

Northwest Arkansas News

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Mayor Lioneld Jordan will host a public input session Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The meeting will be on Zoom and registration is required.

Click here to register.

The new police headquarters was overwhelmingly approved by Fayetteville voters back in 2019.

The $30 million project will house all police operations, training and support, and a fire station will be built on the site.

But recently, concern over the new department has been brought up in several city council meetings.

Some say the new department will build a safe place for officers to work and contribute to our community, but others said the new move is not helping to break down the current racial unrest in America.

During a rezoning discussion at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, Councilmembers Marsh, Smith, and Scroggin asked City administration to host a public input session where the public could share their thoughts on this project.

Some say the new department will build a safe place for officers to work and contribute to our community, but others say the new move isn’t helping to break down current racial unrest in America.

“I’m confident that we can all agree that community safety is paramount with this project,” Police Chief Mike Reynolds said.

Although it’s set in stone for the police department to be built, the Fayetteville City Council still wants the public to be a part of the conversation moving forward.

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