The past few decades, the Chubbuck Police Department has been sharing the City Hall building with public works and the mayor’s office.
Now, there is finally talk of getting their own building.
It was recently announced the Chubbuck Police Department would take over the entire building. City Hall plans to move out of their office into a new facility within the next few years.
Chubbuck Police Chief, Bill Guiberson says it’s been a long time coming.
“Our facility originally housed about a dozen employees,” said Chief Guiberson. “And now, we currently have 35 full-time employees in the Police Department. So, there’s a definite square foot need there.”
Chubbuck is considered a fast-growing residential area in southeast Idaho. Having a larger facility is needed to meet the growing demand of a larger police force.
“Just how the city has grown historically, it was determined that the police force has a significant need for additional square footage,” said Chief Guiberson.
The Chubbuck Police Department is currently 6,000 square feet. With the new expansion into city hall, it would add an additional 13,000 feet to their facility.