In 2019, Henry County allocated funds in SPLOST V to build four police precincts. During the September 2022 board meeting, commissioners approved the purchase of an existing building for the district 4 police precinct.
The new police precinct will be off highway 42 near the intersection with Eagles Landing Parkway and East Lake Parkway. As an added bonus, the building is adjacent to the existing Henry County fire station 3.
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District 4 Police Precinct
Henry County approved the purchase of 3000 Highway 42 for $2.1 million dollars. The 5.9-acre tract has an existing 15,000 square foot office building. The Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes Foundation has been the sole owner of the property. In addition, the land is large enough to support a future second building.
The SPLOST V budget included $1.5 million for each precinct. Capital improvement plan funds are paying the $600,000 difference in purchase price.
The building purchase passed during the commissioners’ consent agenda. Henry County Purchasing Department is accepting bids through the end of September for new fencing around the property.
Other Police Precincts
Henry County celebrated the ribbon cutting of its Fairview police precinct at the beginning of the year. The building is off Fairview Road alongside the new fire station 6.
Now, two police precinct projects will remain. They are to be in districts two and three. The districts represent the Hampton and Ola areas. Locations are to be determined for both projects.
Featured image shows the new district 4 police precinct on highway 42. Photo credit Google.