Melbourne voters approve new police headquarters

Voters in Melbourne, Florida on Tuesday approved financing of a new police headquarters facility.

The funds, collected through general obligation bonds, will be used to construct a centralized police station that will consolidate the all police operations — including the 911-Communications Center and the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) — that are currently split between two buildings located 1.8 miles apart. 

Design and bidding should be completed by October 2019.  The estimated $35 million facility, to be built at the northeast corner of Airport Boulevard and NASA Boulevard, is expected to open in early 2021. 

The Babcock Street property will be sold once employees are moved to the new location.