Check Out the Workings of the Ankeny Police Station Without Getting Busted
The public can tour the Ankeny Police Department May 17.
Submitted by the Ankeny Police Department:
In recognition of National Police Week, May 13-19, the Ankeny Police Department will have public tours of police headquarters from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.
Each tour will be guided by Ankeny police personnel and last about 45 minutes.
The police headquarters, located at 411 S.W. Ordnance Road, was completed in the spring of 2009. Designed by Wilson Estes Police Architects, the $17.5 million, 75,000-square-foot building includes a 14-cell holding facility, underground parking for vehicles and the only indoor tactical firing range in the state, the news release said.
The architectural design of the building features natural stonework, various wood finishes and a purposeful use of natural lighting. Every room has either a window or secondary light from another window. Beyond logistics, the design is intended to meet today’s staffing and technology needs with room to accommodate the city’s 20-year population projections, the release said.
Normal business hours for the police headquarters are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The non-emergency telephone number is 515.289.5240. For the county-wide Communications Center/Dispatch, call 515.286.3333 to report non-emergencies.