On February 16, 2017, Dutchess County Department of Public Works Commissioner, Bob Balkind, presented an update on the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) project to the Legislature’s Public Works & Capital Projects Committee. The Law Enforcement Center will be located on Parker Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie. Presentation to the Legislature can be viewed here.
LEC design work began in May 2016. Throughout the process, the Law Enforcement Center Project Design Team met with project stakeholders to address concerns and hear feedback regarding the proposed design.
The LEC Project Design Team met three times (9/22/16, 11/1/16, 1/25/17) with City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Common Council-members to discuss the development of the project, review site plans, and receive comments and suggestions from city officials to incorporate in the design where possible. A public presentation was held on January 25, 2017 in the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Chambers. The feedback received from this meeting was positive and supportive of the proposed design.
The LEC Project Design Team also met with members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) to discuss the building layout and function. Subsequently from these meetings, the design team incorporated suggestions from the DCSO staff into the LEC design in order to better serve the DCSO and the public.
Final design work is expected to be completed in April 2017 and construction of the LEC is expected to begin in summer 2017 and be complete in fall 2018. It is anticipated the DCSO will occupy the building by the end of 2018.