Unveiling of new Bedford Police Department on September 21

BEDFORD – The Bedford Police Department will host an open house at their new police station at 2308 16th Street on Thursday, September 21st.

The event is open to the public from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The more than $3 million facility, the former Aldi building, was renovated by Fox Construction Inc., of Bloomington.

“This is a great day for the City of Bedford,” said Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore. “This needed to be done years ago. The city, mayor, and elected officials are willing to invest in our citizens and the safety of those who live and may live here. This (new building) will help with retraining and recruiting new officers.”

The 13,000-square-foot building that was built in 1991 sits on more than 2 acres in a central location within the city.

This new building will allow for growth, and expansion and will address safety concerns.

“They will also be able to have a secure area to transport inmates in and out of the building,” said Mayor Craig. “They don’t currently have that. We are very very excited. This will be a huge asset for our community and the police department.”

The department is also looking to hire new officers.