Sioux Falls police planning more satellite buildings beyond downtown headquarters
Police chief: 'We know our footprint has to grow and our impact has to grow'
Sioux Falls City Hall anticipates spending tens of millions of dollars in the coming years and decades on new police facilities around the city.
Two years after opening what’s referred to as a report-to-work station in southern Sioux Falls, Mayor Paul TenHaken and the Sioux Falls Police Department are now eyeing a future with even more standalone police facilities apart from the central law enforcement headquarters downtown.
More than $4 million is marked in the city’s five-year capital plan for a police substation in southwest Sioux Falls, near 41st Street and Faith Avenue. But unlike the report-to-work station that opened in March 2021 near 57th Street and Louise Avenue — an unstaffed garage with locker spaces where officers begin and end their shifts — the substation planned at 41st Street and Faith Avenue will serve as public-interfacing facility.