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The Grain Valley Police Department currently operates out of a shared building constructed in 2001. This building houses the police department as well as many other departments in the city. Since the time of construction, the police department staff has more than doubled in size. A study group, consisting of 7 community members, was formed in Fall 2021 to identify goals, priorities, and design options for building a new police station for our community. This group has formally recommended that the Board of Aldermen investigate options for building a new station as soon as possible. As a result of this recommendation, voters will find a ballot measure proposing such on the April 5, 2022 General Municipal Election Ballot.

 

Renderings are not final and are subject to change

Grain Valley residents who are also registered voters will be asked to consider the issuance of bonds to construct and furnish a new police station at the upcoming election. The proposed station will be approximately 22,000 square feet which is expected to last for at least 20 years’ worth of growth. Should more space be needed in the future, the building has been thoughtfully laid out to accommodate expansion, making this project one that will serve our department for many years to come. 

Common Questions Regarding the Proposed Police Station

 

  

 

Police Department Open House & Tours

The City is hosting an open house meeting on March 30, 2022 to provide additional information and allow citizens to have questions answered. Additionally, tours of the police department will be ongoing throughout the evening. Children are welcome and the event is come and go as you please.

Can't make it? Check out our virtual tour here!

 

 

Cost: The police station is estimated to cost up to $14 million. This estimate includes all the site development, including utility infrastructure, paved entrances and parking, and all the external and internal features including furniture that would make the new station "read to be occupied." The City is in sound financial shape and any type of municipal financing can be accomplished without an increase to the tax levy. It is anticipated that a no levy increase bond initiative will allow the headquarters to be built without maxing out debt capacities. 

 

Study Group

The Grain Valley Police Study Group is made up of seven community members who either reside, own businesses or work within the three wards of Grain Valley. The study group has toured other metropolitan police stations and learned about national standards and law enforcement requirements to help ensure Grain Valley has a new station that meets future community growth and public safety needs.

Ward I: Andrew Powell & Jo Anne Wasson-Honeywell

Ward II: Lance Schefers & Wayne Geiger

Ward III: Luis Virgil & Maegan Spencer

At Large: Dr. Amanda Allen, Ph. D.

The following are the final Study Group recommendations as presented to Mayor Johnston and the Board of Aldermen at the January 10th Board of Aldermen meeting: 

Learn more about the Grain Valley Police Station Study Group, design priorities and more:


Study Group Meetings were livestreamed and recorded. Watch below:

Meeting #1- 10/26/2021

Meeting #2- 11/22/2021

Meeting #3- 12/07/2021

Meeting #4 - 12/21/2021

Meeting #5 - 1/4/2022

Send questions to info@cityofgrainvalley.org.

 

Click here or on the following image to view a virtual tour of current Grain Valley Police Station conditions. 

 

Election Date: April 5, 2022

Polls will be open from 6AM to 7PM

Grain Valley Voters are assigned to one of four polling locations based on registered address:

Find your polling location here!

 

Ballot Language:

QUESTION: Shall the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $14,000,000 for the site development and the construction, furnishing and equipping of a police facility?

A "YES" vote means you approve of the City issuing no levy increase bonds to build a new police station

A "No" vote means you do not approve of the City issuing no levy increase bonds to build a new police station

 

 

The population of Grain Valley has tripled since the station was built in the early 2000's. The current building is a shared space housing the police department as well as many other departments in the city. Currently the police department occupies 8,000 square feet but it has been determined that the department would operate most efficiently in a space almost triple that size.

Since the building was constructed, the police department staff has more than doubled in size.