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Community relations Officer Chad McNett describes a holding pen, which will be cushioned for intoxicated criminals, in the booking room of the new police station Tuesday. The station is set to open in 10 to 14 days. 

New police station embraces technology

By Lark Lewis | October 29, 2013

The DeKalb Police Department will be able to call a new building their home in 10 to 14 days.Talk of the Police Department getting a new facility has been in the works for more than 10 years, and the new building, located at 700 W. Lincoln Highway, is...

City building may see structural changes

By Jessi Haish | September 24, 2013

With the police department’s departure from the municipal building as it moves into a new station, the facility will be left with no security for the first time since its construction in 1967.Possible adjustments of staff and renovations to the building...

The new NIU Police Station as of April 16.

New police station on track to fall completion

By Brooke Shinberg | April 28, 2013

The goal for the new police station is to shorten response times. The new police station will continue with the final plan for the building. The final add-on was a communications tower, which was approved on April 8.. The new building will be much safer...

City Council to vote on budget for new police station

By Ali Combs | April 7, 2013

City Council will vote on a bid of $86,766 to build the foundation and main component of a communications tower for the new police station at today’s meeting. The construction of the communications tower is a necessary step toward completing the police...

New police station faces redesigns

By Brooke Shinberg | November 7, 2012

The new DeKalb police station is starting to take a new shape because of recent redesigns. The police station is being built on 700 W. Lincoln Highway. However, the original blueprint included more resources than are currently being included. Resources...

Loan options debated for new police station

By Ludwig Gerdes | September 5, 2012

On Aug. 30, the DeKalb City Council gave an initial vote in favor of a $12.25 million loan needed for the construction of a new police station and renovations to existing fire departments. The new police station will be at 700 W. Lincoln Highway, across...

Sycamore Police Department get new police station

By Thomas Verschelde | May 8, 2011

DeKALB | The Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave., recently added an 18,000 square foot addition to the old police station. “We needed the expansion due to lack of space and lack of some necessary functions that a police station needs,” said...

Assertions made by DeKalb City Council are absurd

By Letter Writer | September 15, 2010

Jeremy Piscoran's article covering Monday's DeKalb City Council meeting in Tuesday's Northern Star included the city manager's positions that a) restructuring DeKalb's debt to free up money for city hall remodeling would have no impact on taxpayers;...