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Cookeville cuts ribbon on new police station


Officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the new, $15.45 million Cookeville Police Department headquarters. The project includes the city’s first freestanding police station in a three-story, more than 24,000-square-foot building that has been two years to construction. The city’s police department previously operated out of the Cookeville Performing Arts Center since the late 1970s. Prior to that, the department was run out of the basement of Cookeville City Hall. The project was briefly delayed by COVID-19 and supply chain issues but is expected to still come in under budget. All of the department’s staff is likely to be under the new roof by July.