The COPS Project—or Community Outreach for Public Safety—will put the department into a new facility next door to the Butte Falls Volunteer Fire Department. The 1,200-square-foot prefabricated building will provide additional space for officers, a reception area for the public and expanded workspace and record storage.
“Our previous office was too small, lacked electrical outlets for computers and electronic equipment and was non-compliant with health and safety codes,” says Chief of Police Chris Hanson. “The entire community is coming together to help make our new office a reality, and we appreciate this assistance from Plum Creek.”
The Town of Butte Falls will provide the site and sewer and water hookups for the new building and local businesses are donating building materials, skilled labor and the use of heavy equipment. The Butte Falls Café will provide refreshments for the volunteers, which will include Butte Falls Active Club members and Butte Falls Charter School students.
The funds from Plum Creek will be used to remove the old office and to construct a foundation for the new one.