Homestead PD is being relocated to a short lived location
The Homestead City Police Department recently moved to a temporary police station in the Homestead Sports Complex at 1601 SE 28 Ave., Homestead, FL 33035. This new location is only 10 minutes from the old location on Krome Avenue.
The old police station presented various issues such as radon and mold contamination, outdated facilities, and other safety concerns. In fact, radon levels are five times higher than they should be in the old police station, and radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
When the building was first constructed in 1912, it only served 121 residents. Today Homestead has more than 60,000 residents. The old station is too small, poorly equipped for law enforcement in the 21st century, and doesn’t meet many FEMA and ADA standards.
As a result of the special elections in May 2014, funds were made available for the temporary police station and a new police station. An overwhelming majority of Homestead voters, 74 percent, voted to borrow the new facilities. The temporary location will be home to police operations until the new downtown station is completed.
Residents traveling to the temporary police station by public transport can hop on the city’s free east-west trolley at the stop just outside the Old Town Hall Museum. The car stops in the new facility. For more information about moving, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/policestation or call 305-224-5515.
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