Ground broken for new Safford Police Department

A small crowd gathered at the Safford Police Department this morning to break ground for the new police department. Safford Police Chief, Glenn Orr, welcomed the group and Pastor David Chapman offered the invocation.

Chief Orr said efforts to build a new police facility has been going on for more than 15 years. Safford Mayor, Jason Kouts, said that the new $2.7 million, 6,000 square foot facility is being built without raising taxes. The mayor thanked the Safford City Council for making the dream of a new police facility a reality.

The new facility will be built next to the current police department where the old Graham County Sheriff’s Office was.

Safford City Council: Arnold Lopez, Michael Andazola, Mayor Jason Kouts, Vice Mayor Richard Ortega, Steve McGaughey