Lafayette shows off $51M Public Safety Center
A look inside the four-story, 70,000-square-foot facility and parking garage at Columbia and Sixth streets that will be the new home of the Lafayette Police Department
Last week, as public officials gathered in a new conference room at Sixth and Columbia streets to talk through details about a new solar energy co-op, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis – a retired Lafayette police officer – wandered wide-eyed through parts of Lafayette’s new Public Safety Center.
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, Dennis’ former partner in their earliest days with LPD, caught up with him.
“Wait until you see the rest of it,” Roswarski told Dennis. “You’re not going to believe it.”
On Wednesday, the city dedicated the $51 million Public Safety Center, opening the doors at 601 Columbia St. for the first public glimpse at 70,000-square-foot facility that doubles the space the LPD had across the street in City Hall, consolidates operations for police and adds a second city-owned downtown parking garage.