Phase One of Move to New Public Safety Complex Begins
November 22, 2012
The Dispatch Center of the Hartford Police and Fire Departments became the first occupant of the new Public Safety Complex (PSC) yesterday, November 20. Hartford Police spokesperson Nancy Mulroy said the move was made “seamlessly” with no loss in 911 service.
The police department’s traffic, special events, crossing guards and communications administration divisions also moved to the new facility on Tuesday.
The PSC is located on High Street in the city’s Clay Hill neighborhood, just north of Downtown. The transfer of operations from current police headquarters at 50 Jennings Road and fire headquarters on Pearl Street will take place over the next two months.
However, Mulroy said that many of the police services most utilized by the public will remain at the Jennings Road facility until further notice. “Most important for the public to know is that the Records Division, Desk Sergeant, Patrol Division and Booking and Detention functions will remain at 50 Jennings Road for the time being. The public will be notified when these functions are to be transferred to the new Public Safety Complex,” she said. Mulroy added that the police department will be moving to the new Public Safety Complex throughout December. HPD hopes to finish the process in January. Next to make the move to High Street will be HPD’s investigative divisions, including Major Crimes, Intelligence, Internal Affairs, Backgrounds, and Crime Scene, and the Personnel/Planning & Accreditation, Fiscal/Payroll, Advocate, Civil Litigation, and Chief of Police and Compstat offices. These units are scheduled to move to the new facility between December 5 to December 7th.