Joint Law Enforcement Center Public Meeting

FREMONT-  The Fremont Police Department, Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, and the 911 Communications Center are seeking your input on a Joint Law Enforcement Center.

Due to failing infrastructure at the current Fremont Police Department building, the City has partnered with Dodge County to construct a new Joint Law Enforcement Center that would include the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, the Fremont Police Department, and the 911 Communications Center. Building a Joint Law Enforcement Center saves County and City taxpayers money on commonly used space that both departments will use.

The initial concept proposes constructing the Police Department and Communication Center first, while the Sheriff’s dept would add on at a later date. The location of the new Joint Law Enforcement Center would be in the Fremont Business Park at 29th and Yager Road. Preliminary estimates reflect a cost of approximately $18 million. The City’s portion is estimated between $10 – $11 million, which is roughly the same cost as refurbishing the existing Fremont Police Department building.

Public meetings are scheduled for 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, and Thursday, July 16, 2020, on the second floor of the City Municipal Building at 400 E Military Avenue.

Preliminary drawings of the proposed facility will be posted on the City’s website in the next couple of weeks. The Sheriff, the Chief of Police, the Director of Communications, as well as the architect, will be available to answer questions at the public meetings. We will also be taking public comments both online and at each public meeting. We encourage the public to attend and we are eager to hear your thoughts about the proposed new facility.

Public comments can be emailed to publiccomments@fremontne.gov. Comments can also be mailed or delivered to the City Clerk at 400 East Military Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025.

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