The Norman Transcript


June 14, 2014

Safety center opens

MOORE — Under a beautiful morning sky, city officials and supportive community members gathered in the heart of Old Town Moore for the ribbon cutting of the new City of Moore Public Safety Center on Friday.

Tours of the new facility followed the ribbon cutting. Glen Lewis, mayor of Moore, Steve Eddy, city manager, Moore City Council and Moore Chamber of Commerce members were all in attendance.

The new building, 101 E. Main St., is 52,000 square feet. The Public Safety Center provides a new home to the Moore Police Department, emergency management office, 911 dispatch center and Moore Municipal Court.

Eddy said planning the safety center took several years.

“This used to be a conglomeration of old, rundown buildings,” he said. “The project started as a small remodel to the existing police station. And then the idea to move the courthouse into the building developed, land had to be acquired and, as the project grew, funds grew.”

Construction on the Public Safety Center took about a year and a half, Eddy said that the growth of the City of Moore created a need for additional space for several of the city’s departments. 

“One of the biggest benefits of this building for the city is the ability for growth within the police department,” Eddy said.

Moore police headquarters was originally 12,000 square feet and sat on the same site of the new Public Safety Center, which will provide the police department 24,000 square feet.

Before the new center, emergency management and 911 dispatch shared 1,000 square feet in a corner of City Hall. The new facility provides more space and rooms for additional dispatchers in times of emergencies.

With several back-up generators, the Public Safety Center also provides a place for city leaders to meet if disaster strikes.

“The building is a storm hardened facility so that emergency management is protected and no matter the weather conditions, emergency operations can go on without interruption.

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