DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Built in 1926, the Danville Police Department’s building on Patton Street has gone through several rounds of renovation. Now, they say it's time for a new building.
"We're operating on about 12,000 square feet of space and that space is spread out over four locations,” said Lt. Richard Chivvis with the Police Department.
In 2016 there was a citywide space needs assessment conducted on 84 city buildings in Danville. There were recommendations given based on buildings that demonstrated the greatest need, and the top recommendation was for a new police facility. City council will be presented with potential locations for where that new facility could go Tuesday night. The Police Department said being so spread out makes day-to-day operations difficult.
"It would be nice to be consolidated, it would be helpful when it comes to training and meetings and engagement,” Chivvis said.
The current building is also used by other city departments, which causes safety concerns.
"Unfortunately right now when someone walks into this building they can walk to all of these offices and walk right into police officer's offices,” Chivvis said.
The department will present options to city council tonight. The location of a new facility, cost, and timeline moving forward with this project all details that are expected to come out of Tuesday’s meeting.