|MJPD settles into new home|
|Tuesday, July 8, 2014|
The Mt. Juliet Police Department is now officially in its new home.
Located at 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway, the Police Department finished their transition to the new building Tuesday, July 1 when they moved the Emergency Communications Center to the new building. The move happened over two weeks.
“We are excited to be in our new home, which was renovated to better-serve our community,” said Police Chief James Hambrick. “Our new headquarters is something our community can truly be proud of.”
The location is the former Joy Church property which the City purchased earlier this year. Joy Church is now located at the corner of Lebanon Road and Benders Ferry Road. The move freed up space for not only the Police Department, but also City Hall, which took over the area where the Police Department had been located.
The new building allowed for additional offices, larger evidence storage room, secure armory, additional interview rooms, locker room for officers, fitness room for police employees, larger courtroom, larger training room, better foot-traffic pattern and updated security features.
“It is such a major change from where we were. In the history of our department, we never had our own place to call home,” stated Police Captain Michael Mullins. “We’ve endured a lot of long, hot days moving in, but everybody was grinning with excitement.”
The Police Department still has a few things to finish before a ribbon cutting will be held Friday, July 18. Coffee With a Cop will begin at 7 a.m. and a ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m. The public will be able to tour the new facility.