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Public Safety Center

The Parsons Police Department and Parsons Fire Department are partnering together to plan for a NEW PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER to provide all the community's emergency services in one building. With current structures dating back to the 1930's a new center would bring the fire and police service together under one roof. A new building would provide the police department needed space and provide a safer work environment and larger evidence areas to meet our growing needs as the department continues to meet the demands of our citizens and community.

Having community support in this planning will be crucial to the development and design of the new Public Safety Center. Providing input for the community needs and wants for emergency services will assist the City in making the new center a success. Ideas include adding a public storm shelter in the new building and a training facility that can be used for the police departments Citizen's Academy and potential development of a Police and Fire Cadet Program.

The Fire Department headquarters building is probably the oldest operating fire facility in the State of Kansas. It no longer is adequate for modern fire apparatus. The living quarters are abysmal for the Firefighters. Both the fire and police departments suffer from structural damage caused by the 2000 tornado.

Working with SFS Architecture of Kansas City and Redstone of Bloomfield Hills (MI), a space needs assessment was conducted and that has now evolved into initial site design and concept drawings.