Merriam Police officers recently moved back home and are inviting you to check out their updated facility during an open house on Saturday, March 3 from 9-11 a.m. at the Merriam Police Department (9010 W. 62nd St.).
Merriam Police needed the upgrade to fix three main concerns; property room space and ventilation, locker room space, and an inefficient HVAC system. Construction on the Department’s $2.4 million project started in June. Police moved across the parking lot to Merriam City Hall and to the Irene B. French Community Center during renovations.
“The old HVAC system was ineffective and in constant need of repair, and our property room was not properly ventilated or large enough for our operations, which was a safety issue that needed attention,” Police Chief Michael Daniels said. “Now our officers will be able to operate more efficiently and safely.”
With the addition to a new garage, the property and locker rooms were expanded, the briefing room was relocated to the lower level, and an improved HVAC system was installed.
Chief Daniels said the open house will be a great way for residents to meet their officers over free coffee and donuts.