The 96,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is designed to build relationships between the department and the predominantly African-American community that live in the Parramore district. The headquarters is located in the heart of Parramore at 1250 West South Street, just east of Camping World Stadium.
The new headquarters includes multiple public spaces, including a larger lobby, an outdoor plaza and a 5,000 square-foot multi-purpose room dedicated for community events and meetings. A modern outdoor art sculpture greets visitors to the new police station.
The $44 million building will improve department operations by using the latest technology and providing new methods for officers to protect the community, said Cassandra Lafser, spokeswoman for the City of Orlando.
The Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22.
The public also is invited to get a first-hand look at the new headquarters at a Community Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15.