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New headquarters planned for Sherman police

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Sherman has scrapped plan to remodel the current police headquarters. (KTEN) Sherman has scrapped plan to remodel the current police headquarters. (KTEN)
The City of Sherman has now rejected previous plans to renovate police headquarters. (City of Sherman) The City of Sherman has now rejected previous plans to renovate police headquarters. (City of Sherman)

SHERMAN, Texas -- A new $20 million headquarters for the Sherman Police Department is officially in the works.

The idea of building a new police station had been considered for a couple of years.

"If we remodeled, the current station was going to give us a limited time span there," explained Chief Zachary Flores. "If we were to build a new one, it would give us decades worth of growth. So it became a point of looking at the cost benefit for which one we needed to do."

The plan is to build the station west of the current location at 317 South Travis Street to decrease response times around the city as a whole.

"What this decision will do is allow us to put that facility out somewhere on the west side, where the growth is occurring, so the police station stays centrally located as the city continues to grow," Sherman city spokesman Nate Strauch explained.

One year ago, city officials agreed to back a $4.1 million renovation of the current police station, but decided it wouldn't be sufficient to accommodate the growth, as well as the 69 current Sherman police officers.

Chief Zachary said the new facility is planned to accommodate 130 personnel.

"To make sure that we have a state-of-the-art facility that we know we can do our job as law enforcement without any hindrance, we're going to do it the right way," he said. "There's going to be a lot of obstacles if we stay in the current facility."

Once the new headquarters is built, the current police station will be used for city offices.

"Not what are our needs are today; not what are our needs are five years from now; but what is the city going to need 20 years from now? That's really what the Council is doing with this decision," Strauch said.

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