Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the new headquarters, located at 5100 Overland Drive, is the result of the City Commission’s Capital Improvement Program, a five-year program that identifies community needs and funding to address those needs.
Prior to the opening of this new building, LPD was spread out between two buildings — one in downtown Lawrence, which served as their headquarters, and one on Bob Billings Parkway.
The new building allowed LPD to vacate their previous headquarters and shift everything to their new facility, except for their Professional Standards Division, which functions as their internal affairs department.
Included in the new headquarters are the Patrol Division, the investigative divisions and the administrative offices. Their new headquarters also features a public-facing records department, which carries police reports and other records the public can request.