Grain Valley Police Station Project
Grain Valley residents voted to move forward with a new police station for the Grain Valley Police Department on April 5, 2022. Schematic design for the new station is currently underway. The station is expected to accomodate our current needs as well as be building 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.
Cost: The ballot measure passed in April was for a building cost up to $14 million. This estimate includes all the site development, including utility infrastructure, paved entrances and parking, as well as most external and internal features that will make the new station "ready to be occupied." The City is in sound financial shape and the municipal financing has been accomplished without an increase to the tax levy or maxing out debt capacaties.
Location: The new police station will be located on city-owned property at Butterfly Trail, just off R.D. Mize road. The police station will not have a long-term impact on the park property and all features currently in place will remain.
The Grain Valley Police Study Group was made up of seven community members who either reside, own businesses or work within the three wards of Grain Valley. The study group 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 former Mayor Johnston and the Board of Aldermen at the January 10th, 2022 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:
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Click here or on the following image to view a virtual tour of current Grain Valley Police Station conditions.
Inadequate Building Size:
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.