Bob Flittie contributed this report
FREMONT – With Brian Newton on vacation, Assistant City Administrator, Shane Wimer, was Bob Flittie’s guest on the radio Monday. The primary topic was the proposed City of Fremont-Dodge County Joint Law Enforcement Center.
Shane Wimer briefly reviewed the past use of the current Police Station Building at Military and Park Avenue:
Wimer said there are many challenges, including parking:
The Assistant Administrator said there’s no room for growth:
Wimer reviewed the recent public activities, inclucing a Virtual Tour, to help educate the public about the needs and limitations of the building:
Among the amenities the current building lacks, said Wimer, is a locker room. The current police department building doesn’t have an actual locker room for officers:
Wimer said a Joint Law Enforcement Center would have many common areas:
Other common areas would be a gym, break room, showers and a training room:
One major need is more space for evidence storage:
The inadequate storage space in the current police station created the need to build temporary storage in tight quarters:
Shane Wimer reviewed what it could cost to simply remodel or expand:
Recruiting future police officers is important, and facility limitations can be an impediment in those efforts, says Wimer:
Shane added more about recruiting and facilities:
At the end of the interview, Bob Flittie asked Shane Wimer, who is also a member of the Fremont Police Department why he remains in law enforcement after his 30-year career:
You can listen to the full interview on our Podcast page.