Recognizing the Police Department had outgrown their 40 year-old building, voters approved a $20 million bond issue in May 2016 to construct a larger and modernized headquarters. Ground was broken in June of 2017 and the new Police Department opened to the public on December 18, 2018. The new Police Department is nearly 60,000 square feet and is home to 115 officers and 26 civilian workers.
Chief Tim Carmody said, "The citizens truly care about this community. When they care about something, they come together to support it. That's what we saw with the passing of the bond issue. They recognized the need and importance of a modern, functional facility and boldly invested in it."
The City hired Hoefer Wysocki Architecture of Leawood, Kansas to help the City Planning Team with the project. Design services included architectural, interior design, structural, mechanical, electrical, IT, security, plumbing and landscape design. Chief Carmody said, "We worked carefully to design and build a facility that will address our community needs for the next 20-25 years."