Open house Thursday for University Place's new police headquarters

The City of University Place will hold an Open House on Thurs., Feb. 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its new Police Headquarters located in the Town Center Civic Building, 3609 Market Place West, Suite 201.

The public is invited and encouraged to join with the City Council, Commission members, City staff, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and University Place Police Department personnel in a ribbon cutting and presentations which will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Tours of the facility will follow the program.

Until November, the University Place Police Department had been located in the Public Safety Building at 3631 Drexler Drive West, sharing the building with West Pierce Fire & Rescue. As fire services merged, creating a need for more space, and offices in the Civic Building became available, the Police Department planned its move to a new headquarters there.

The City of University Place contracts with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for its police services. The arrangement allows the City to retain  its own Chief of Police, as well as a Public Safety Manager, officers and other staff.

For more information about Thursday’s event, contact the University Place Police Department at (253) 798-4058.