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City of El Centro Awards $39 million Construction Project for new Police Headquarters, to Break Ground Monday

The City of El Centro Council unanimously voted to award Barnhart-Reese the construction project of the new Police Department Headquarters during a Council meeting Tuesday.

“We are excited to get this project started and start the process of constructing a new police building for our city,” said City of El Centro Mayor Martha Cardenas-Singh. “One of the promises Council made when Measure P was passed was to construct a new police department, and on Tuesday, we took another step toward fulfilling that promise.”

The project is expected to begin in late November and complete in the first quarter of 2026. The total cost of the project will be $49,763,516, including the $39,764,499 construction contract just awarded. The project is funded through Measure P funds and supplemented by Impact fees and Asset forfeiture funds. In November of 2016, El Centro residents approved Measure P. This measure increased the sales tax rate by ½ of 1% effective April 1, 2017. The purpose of the tax is to address major capital needs within the City.

The City of El Centro and the Police Department will have a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Police Headquarters at the existing Police Department, 150 N. 11th Street, in El Centro on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 9 a.m. The groundbreaking is open to the public.

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