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Fort Myers Police plans to purchase new headquarters location in Fort Myers

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 15:53:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Fort Myers Police Department could be moving its headquarters to a new building within the next 18 months.

The city announced its plan to purchase the former News-Press building on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police Chief Derrick Diggs says officers will have more space for a shooting range and training activities and space to host community outreach and education services.

On September 23rd, city council will vote on the 2020 fiscal budget which includes the purchase of the building and renovations.

If approved, work on the project could start early next year.