Mesa breaks ground on police and fire facility

By Christina Estes
Published: Monday, January 2, 2023 - 4:05am

City of Mesa
Rendering of Mesa public safety facility.

Construction is underway for a public safety facility in northeast Mesa. It will include the first new police substation in nearly 10 years. Since then, much of the city’s growth has been concentrated on the east side.

Police Chief Ken Cost said the location — near Power and Brown Roads — is critical.

“We used a lot of analytics and a lot of feedback from the community to determine this site location and the fact that it’s police-fire combined takes care of need for the community for both sides," said Cost.

The 50,000-square-foot building will house at least 100 police officers, along with a fire crew, a battalion crew and an ambulance crew. Shared spaces will include a lobby, conference and community rooms and an exercise and conditioning area.

"Breaking ground for the future Northeast Mesa Public Safety Facility is exciting because of the potential that it will provide for fire and police. Giving us the ability to better serve our residents," said Fire and Medical Chief Mary Cameli.

The facility is expected to open in late 2024. Voter-approved bonds will cover construction costs.

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