KCPD officially opens new North Patrol station - KCTV5

KCPD officially opens new North Patrol station

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The new North Patrol was paid for through the public safety and capital improvement sales tax. (KCTV5) The new North Patrol was paid for through the public safety and capital improvement sales tax. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Kansas City Police Department has outgrown its old distinctive Northland police station, known as the "bumblebee."

"It's an iconic building. Very boldly designed on the outside with yellow paint and black windows," Maj. Roger Lewis said.

The station went from 15 officers to now 95. And in order to adapt, they’ve finally moved to the new North Patrol at 10610 NW Prairie View Rd. near Kansas City International Airport.

"It's been 40 years that that building has served us well, but we have far outgrown it in many aspects," Lewis said.

Now, it’s time for a change.

The new North Patrol was paid for through the public safety and capital improvement sales tax. It includes space for public meetings, a larger roll call room and more modern technology for officers using it.

Lewis has been the commander for North Patrol since 2013, and he says when all of this began, he had a simple request.

"I was fairly insistent that they had to promise me the outside would not be black and gold and that the inside would not have orange paint," he said.

Lewis says one of the really important things about the facility is the potential for more growth.

Within the building, there is a training room, and he says if necessary, that could be turned into additional workspace if the patrol continues to grow.

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