FAYETTEVILLE – City officials commemorated the completion of the new police headquarters during a dedication ceremony held Wednesday morning outside the new facility.
The event took place on the outdoor plaza near the public entrance of the new campus, located at 1800 N. Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd.
The ceremony included comments from Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Police Chief Mike Reynolds.
Officers began moving into the new $37 million space on May 1, about four years after voters approved a bond issue in a special election that included funding for the new campus. The 82,630-square-foot facility sits on 11.6 acres at the corner of what was formerly Porter Road and Deane Street.
The road’s name was changed in 2021 in honor of Officer Stephen Carr, who was shot and killed two years earlier while sitting in his patrol vehicle behind the department’s former headquarters on Rock Street in downtown Fayetteville. The new facility includes a gated area for patrol vehicles in an effort to keep officers safe during shift changes.
The campus also includes an indoor firing range and support buildings, plus a 7,322-square-foot fire station.
The former facility on Rock Street will undergo some renovations and eventually serve as home to a few departments, including parks administration.
The new campus public entrance and lobby is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can access the lobby after normal operating hours on an as-needed basis and use an intercom system to contact dispatchers.