Rockville to Hold Police Station Grand Opening Oct. 20

Dedication and open house will showcase new Town Center headquarters.


If you’ve wondered what the inside of the new Rockville City Police Department headquarters looks like—but have never wanted to get “taken downtown”—now you have a good reason to visit. 

The city will hold a grand opening of the new police station at 2 West Montgomery Avenue in Town Center on Oct. 20.

Click here to view an announcement on the city’s website.

There will be a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking will be available at City Hall or in the Town Center garages.

The new station combines the renovated 11,415-square-foot historic U.S. Post Office and a newly constructed 14,538-square-foot annex.

Click here to learn more about the project.

The station handles all police-related functions including:

  • Landlord/tenant affairs.
  • Code enforcement/community enhancement.
  • The photo enforcement unit.
  • Neighborhood services (animal control).
  • The victim advocate program.

The department moved into its new home on Sept. 21.

People in need of police assistance or looking to pay a ticket or fine should visit the new headquarters, not City Hall.

All police phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

The department’s non-emergency line is 240-314-8900.

Click here to read more Rockville Patch coverage of the new police station.

C.Z. Guy October 13, 2012 at 03:32 PM
A 29,000 sq. ft. facility for an operation of less than 100 full time employees, including dog catchers and the code enforcement jackboots? Seems rather excessive to me. I can only imagine the price tag. I guess it's always easy to spend other people's money
Piotr Gajewski October 14, 2012 at 07:08 AM
C.Z.Guy, I was on the City Council when we approved this, so am happy to speak to your comment. First, it is not an office building, it is a public facility where people will come to conduct business, and also, of course, includes areas for police work, interrogation rooms, etc. Second, the City of Rockville is growing, and it would be lovely for this police headquarters to not become obsolete for ten or, even better, twenty years. Third, and this is the best part, the City obtained the Old Post Office building for FREE from the federal government (with the stipulation that it be used for public safety) – credit our police chief and former City Manager Scott Ullery. A great deal!
Sean R. Sedam October 16, 2012 at 01:25 AM
The cost, as reported last year, is $8.6 million. Some of the particulars: "It includes a $6.4 million renovation to the 11,415-square-foot historic building and construction of a 14,538-square-foot freestanding annex building on the site’s southwest corner. The city will put a state bond bill of $100,000 and a state grant of $219,875 toward the project. The city also is anticipating a $224,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover the cost of an emergency generator to provide electricity to the police station in the event of an outage. The contract also includes $405,000 for add-ons including evidence storage lockers, a blast-resistant curtain wall system and personnel and storage lockers." Source: http://rockville.patch.com/articles/photo-gallery-city-breaks-ground-on-new-police-station-in-town-center#photo-5439099


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