Erin Jamison-Koenig, Communications Director
Located 20 miles south of downtown Indianapolis, the Town of Bargersville is one of the fastest growing communities in Johnson County. In the last twenty years, the town has grown from a population of around 2,000 to almost 10,000 residents counted in the latest census. Not only has the community grown in numbers, but the town has also expanded geographically.
Police have more ground and people to cover than ever before in Bargersville, leading to a doubling of officers. The growing police force needed a better suited building to fit their needs. The previous police station was a small strip mall space with businesses on both sides. The station was difficult to find, officers had to wait for an available computer to file reports, and rooms were not well suited for interrogations and interviews.
A new police station was down on the priority list until last year when plans were cemented, and building commenced. The new $3.6 million building went up quickly, taking less than a year from groundbreaking to moving in. Funded by a general obligation bond, the new building was years in the making.
The new station features a boardroom, squad room, classroom, locker rooms with showers, multiple interview rooms, evidence room, offices, and garage. The new location has room for everyone and their needs. The three Bargersville female police officers now have their own restroom. And the department’s fleet of seven Tesla vehicles has six charging stations, an improvement over the one shared charger at the old location.
Location is also crucial for the new station. With more ground to cover, the location is more central and allows officers to get across town faster.
The grand opening for the Bargersville Police Station was held on Friday, August 5, and the police are now operating out of the new station.