Edmond public safety center to cost nearly $27.5 million

Edmond officials accepted a bid to construct the public safety center complex. Timberlake Construction Co., of Oklahoma City, got the job.
by Diana Baldwin Published: August 14, 2013

— Work on the new public safety center complex could start within 30 days now that council members have approved a $27,478,200 construction bid.

Timberlake Construction Co., of Oklahoma City, will build the 70,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of First Street and Littler Avenue. The three-story building will change the landscape of downtown Edmond.

The building will be the home of police headquarters, 911 communications and emergency management operations. The bid included a second building at 315 W 33rd St. that will house the crime lab and vehicle and evidence storage.

Timberlake built the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Center and the city's Cross Timbers complex at Interstate 35 and Covell Road.

“This process has been ongoing for over eight years, and we are now finally beginning construction on a police department that will be able to serve the needs of the men and women of the Edmond Police Department for the next 50 years,” said Police Chief Bob Ricks. “We are now looking forward to seeing the new building come out of the ground.”

“We have waited for a long time,” said Matt Stillwell, emergency management and communications director. “We are very excited to move forward with the new public safety center.”

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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