The Palatine Police Department is holding a public open house and a building dedication at its new facility on Saturday, April 7.
The event begins at 10 a.m. with a speech from Mayor Jim Schwantz and a flag raising ceremony featuring the Palatine Police Department Honor Guard. Guided tours will be conducted from 10:15 a.m. until 1:15 pm. Department vehicles and special units will be on display throughout the day.
The $22 million, 70,000 square foot building, is about double the size of the old station which was located on the basement floor of the Village Hall on Wood Street. The new station also includes a 20,000 square foot parking garage and contains 11 holding cells, as opposed to six.
The old station never was designed for police use. It opened in 1952 as Palatine High School and the village bought it in 1979. .
Visitors for the open house are instructed to park in the lots in front of the building and in the rear of the facility.
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