- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)1
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Cape man charged with stabbing, killing dog for revenge (6/8/18)9
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- 'All Nite Skate' filming in Jackson this weekend (6/8/18)
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
New police station provides more space, modern facility for Cape
The new police station has been a long time coming.
City officials have been talking about the need for a larger police facility for at least 15 years. At the Sprigg Street location, closets were turned into office space. Trailers parked in the parking lot. There was simply too little room for the officers to do their work.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today, and open houses will be scheduled at a later date.
The facility, built at 2530 Maria Louise Lane near Arena Park, will house not just the police operations but the Cape Girardeau Municipal Court as well. The court was previously held at city hall.
Officers will be making the move beginning today and throughout the weekend, and the administrative offices will be closed, though emergency services will remain. The administrative offices will reopen on Monday. Municipal court offices will be closed March 6, and there will be no court on March 6 or 8, according to the department's Facebook page.
It's an exciting time for the police department to finally move into a facility more suitable for their work.