ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Police Department unveiled their new headquarters on Saturday and opened it to the public for tours.
The new police station on Olive Street replaces the current police headquarters on Clark Avenue, swapping a 100-year-old building for one constructed in 1990. The department bought a nine-story building once used by financial services firm A.G. Edwards for $2.7 million using asset forfeiture money.
Police officials lead a march from the old headquarters to the new building at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson attended an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting, followed by public tours until 1 p.m.
The Department paid $13 million to buy and renovate the new building. The other option was spending $70 million to renovate the old building.
Chief Dotson says the Department is planning to be moved in by August.