The Zachary Police Department is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of a new 21,000 square-foot police station on Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m., at 5160 Old Slaughter (corner of Montegudo Blvd. and Old Slaughter Rd.) The Police Department has shared facility space with the Zachary City Court for over 35 years. Both agencies have outgrown their existing space, with some officers forced to relocate because of inadequate spacing.
“Over the past 34 years, I have witnessed and been a part of the growth of the Zachary Police Department. We have outgrown our current office and are grateful to be moving forward with the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility. I am thankful to the prior City Administration and City Council for allowing us to participate in the location selection and decision to select Grace Hebert Curtis Architectural Firm,” says Zachary Police Chief Darryl Lawrence. “The City of Zachary has needed a new police headquarters for a long time, and I am proud to see it’s finally coming to fruition,” says Mayor David McDavid.
The facility will house the entire police force under one roof and provide more storage and an in-house training center that will be an asset to the health and wellness of the Zachary Police Force. The $8 million facility, housed on 21 acres, is slated to be complete by the end of 2024.
For a portfolio of similar projects by Grace Hebert Curtis architects, click here. And if you’d like more info on ZPD, here’s a list of FAQ’s, and here’s the city’s 2022-2023 operating budget.