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Terre Haute Hopes To Break Ground For New Police Station This Spring

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Terre Haute Chief of Police John Plasse's says the police station was once a bank. (Joe Hren WFIU/WTIU News)

A new Terre Haute police station that’s been in the works for years is closer to becoming a reality.

Mayor Duke Bennett says construction should begin this spring.

“The financial side is where the main progress has been made. We just got some updated information last week that’s going to be real helpful to us,” Bennett says.

The city plans to build the new headquarters behind the current station, which will then become a parking lot.

Police Chief John Plasse says the current building was a bank and is falling apart. He says the new station will have a community room, new amenities and help boost officer morale.

“Plus it will look better when people go by so our residents and neighbors will see that and look at the building and hopefully have some pride in it,” Plasse says. 

The police department moved from city hall to the building on Wabash Avenue in 2006. 

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Plans for a new police station have been in the works for years. (Joe Hren, WFIU/WTIU News)

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