ELGIN, Texas — The Elgin Police Department will get a new headquarters next spring.
The current station is 8,000 square feet and houses more than 30 officers. Elgin Commander Aaron Crim said the station is outdated.
“We are out of space here," Crim said. "We have people that are literally in areas of the police department that used to be for equipment storage.”
Construction is underway for a new 13,000-square-foot facility worth several million dollars. It was approved through a bond election.
Crim said he is very excited to have enough room for staff and much more.
“It will have the security features we need, evidence retention areas, and an evidence section we need," Crim said.
Crim said getting a bigger station is important as the department plans to grow even larger and bring in even more staff the next few years.
"The plan is to double our staffing from where currently are," Crim said.
The new police station is expected to open in spring 2024.
"Now that we are actually able to see dirt move, it’s really exciting for our staff and community," Crim said.
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