Proposition A: Public Safety Facilities

The summary of the proposition is: “The issuance of $52,410,000 tax bonds by the City of Longview, Texas, for constructing, renovating, and equipping police and fire stations and relocating the fire and police training center and emergency operations center and levying the tax in payment thereof." Online map of all 3 bond propositions.

The following are estimated project descriptions, which are subject to change due to a variety of factors such as availability of funding, engineering requirements, and other considerations. 

Police Station: $33.4 Million
  • Replace existing police station with new construction facility. 
  • Conducted Space Study in 2017 to evaluate current and future office space recommendations for the next 35 years. 
  • Current Facility:
    • Originally constructed in 1977.
    • Subsequent additions constructed for Public Safety Communications and Training Room.
    • In 1977, there were 82 Longview Police Employees
    • In 2018, there are 234 Police Employees
    • Current total square footage in Police Station is 31,000 square feet, however approximately 4,100 square feet is utilized by Municipal Court. 
    • Closet and storage areas have been converted to office spaces.
    • Currently renting 6,800 square feet in adjacent building for Criminal Investigations Division. 
    • Currently leasing 2,100 additional square feet at Pine Tree ISD for Special Investigations and Apprehension Unit. 
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Construct new 68,412 square foot multi-story facility on property near existing facility.
    • Facility would be designed and constructed according to 2012 Building Code standards for “essential” buildings. 
    • Municipal Court would remain in existing police station facility. 

Fire Station 5: $5.339 Million


  • Renovate and expand existing Fire Station 5 facility.
  • Conducted Space Study in 2017 to evaluate current and future space recommendations for the next 35 years. 
  • Current Facility:
    • Originally constructed in 1985.
    • Received some renovations in 2016.
    • Current total square footage of 6,300.
    • Current maximum capacity of 8 personnel.
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Renovate and expand existing structure including kitchen, bathrooms, and mixed gender living spaces.
    • Expands personnel capacity to at least 12.
    • Construct 3 new bays for a total of 6 bays.
    • Total Square Footage would be 16,888.
    • Add Special Operations equipment such as Water Rescue.

Fire Station 7: $4.606 Million


  • Replace existing Fire Station 7 facility with new construction.
  • Conducted Space Study in 2017 to evaluate current and future space recommendations for the next 35 years. 
  • Current Facility:
    • Originally constructed in 1971.
    • Current total square footage of 3,800 with 2 apparatus bays.
    • Current capacity of 4 personnel.
    • Current size of bays limits ability to house modern fire apparatus and ambulance equipment. Does not have pull-through bays, which requires all apparatus to be backed-in for parking. 
    • Living quarters are not designed to provide privacy for mixed gender crews.  
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Construct new two-story fire station with three apparatus bays. 
    • Expands personnel capacity up to 8 or 10.
    • Total Square Footage would be 9,102.

Fire Station 8: $4.945 Million


  • Replace and relocate existing Fire Station 8 located at 4508 McCann Road with new construction on George Richey Road.
  • Conducted Space Study in 2017 to evaluate current and future space recommendations for the next 35 years. 
  • Current Facility:
    • Originally constructed in 1982.
    • Current total square footage of 3,700 with 2 apparatus bays.
    • Current capacity of 4 personnel.
    • Current size of bays limits ability to house some equipment. Only has one pull-through bay, which requires one apparatus to be backed-in for parking.
    • Living quarters are not designed to provide privacy for mixed gender crews. 
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Construct new single-story fire station with three apparatus bays. 
    • Relocate station to George Richey Road to reduce emergency response time and overall coverage area. 
    • Expands personnel capacity up to 8 or 10.
    • Total Square Footage would be 9,102.

Fire and Police Training Center: $2.218 Million


  • Current Facility:
    • Initiated at Stamper Park in 1954. Expanded in 1962 and 1998.
    • Fire Training Tower, Burn Building, and Rail Car training facility located within residential neighborhood adjacent to Stamper Park. 
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Acquire property for fire and police training center. 
    • Construct multi-functional fire training burn building and tower. 
    • Relocate railroad tank cars from existing Stamper Park fire training facility.  
    • Acquire property to provide space for future development of additional combined police and fire training facility amenities. 

Police Building Renovation: $1.9 Million


  • Renovate existing police station for use as emergency operations center, municipal court, and other purposes.  
  • Current Facility:
    • Police station is 31,000 square foot building, of which 4,800 square feet is utilized for Municipal Court. 
    • Emergency Operations Center is located within a leased space within the AT&T building. 
    • Human Resources and Partners in Prevention are located within leased space in Glover-Crim Building. 
  • Proposed Facility:
    • Relocated Emergency Operations Center to existing Police Station.  
    • Expand Municipal Court space within existing Police Station.
    • Relocate Human Resources and Partners in Prevention office to existing Police Station. 

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