Tuesday, February 5, 2013
District station serving Rockville is colocated with police headquarters in Gaithersburg.
Montgomery County’s police began operating under new, realigned district boundaries starting Monday. Second District police now cover most of Potomac, while the 1st District continues to focus on Rockville and areas closer to the new district station at the Public Safety Headquarters. The changes will improve service to residents, giving districts a more balanced work load, according to a Montgomery County Police Department statement. Last month, police co-located the 1st District station with Montgomery County Police Department headquarters in Gaithersburg. The 1st District station moved about six miles northwest of its previous location on Seven Locks Road in Rockville. Its co-location with the headquarters creates a cutout in a corner …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Rockville police hosted an open house on Saturday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Rockville dedicated its new city police headquarters in the historic U.S. Post Office building in Rockville Town Center on Saturday. Max A. van Balgooy posted photos of the dedication on his Max for Rockville blog and took a look inside during the new station's open house. Click here to view the photos. Click here for Rockville Patch's coverage of construction of the new station.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Dedication and open house set for 10 a.m. Saturday.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dedication and open house will showcase new Town Center headquarters.
If you’ve wondered what the inside of the new Rockville City Police Department headquarters looks like—but have never wanted to get “taken downtown”—now you have a good reason to visit. The city will hold a grand opening of the new police station at 2 West Montgomery Avenue in Town Center on Oct. 20. Click here to view an announcement on the city’s website. There will be a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking will be available at City Hall or in the Town Center garages. The new station combines the renovated 11,415-square-foot historic U.S. Post Office and a newly constructed 14,538-square-foot annex. Click here to learn more about the project. The station handles all police-related …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Grand opening plans not yet announced for new Town Center headquarters.
The Rockville City Police Department is on the move. Staff will move to a new home in Town Center on Friday, the city announced in a news release. The new station combines the renovated 11,415-square-foot historic U.S. Post Office at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. and a newly constructed 14,538-square-foot annex. The department will announce plans for a ceremonial grand opening and public tour dates in the weeks to come on the city’s website. Rockville 11 recently toured the new station as it was being completed. Click the video above to take a look inside. All police-related functions will move from the bottom floor of City Hall to the new station, including: People in need of police assistance or looking to pay a ticket or fine should visit the …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The new city police station will be Rockville's first public building to feature a 'green roof.'
When the old U.S. Post Office in Town Center reopens as the new Rockville City Police Department headquarters this summer, a new annex attached to the historic structure will feature a roof with a field of green. Officials behind the plan say that a "green roof"—making the police station the first city building topped with plants—will cost more up front for installation and maintenance, but will save the city money in the long-term. The roof will pay for itself with its many benefits, said Burt Hall, the project manager overseeing the station's construction for the city. “With the green amenities, including the green roof, we will see sustainable stormwater management, a longer lifespan of the roofing membrane, and a reduction in heating …
Friday, April 27, 2012
New Town Center headquarters are due to open this summer in the converted historic post office.
One part preserves Rockville's past. The other gives its police force a home fit for the 21st century. The new city police headquarters in Town Center utilizes the renovated 11,415-square-foot historic U.S. Post Office at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. and a newly-constructed 14,538-square-foot annex whose exterior is nearly complete. Attendees at an Arbor Day ceremony at the project's site on Wednesday had the opportunity to see the exterior of the annex up close. Click on the video above to see Rockville 11's coverage of the tree planting ceremony. Columbia-based Costello Construction is expected to complete construction slightly ahead of schedule, in time for a dedication ceremony this summer. The city broke ground on the $8.6 million project in …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rockville marked Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony in Town Center on Wednesday.
Click here and select "Urban Canopy" to see a map of tree coverage in the city. Click here for more about Arbor Day from the Arbor Day Foundation. For a look inside the construction of the new city police headquarters, courtesy Rockville 11, click here.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Chief Treschuk: Construction is on schedule.
Construction of new headquarters for the Rockville City Police Department is “right on schedule,” Chief Terrance N. Treschuk said this week. A video slideshow of the day-to-day progress of construction is on display in the lobby of City Hall. Neil Tyra snapped the photos in the slideshow from his law office overlooking the site. Four of the photos appear here. Police and city officials were scheduled to meet with architects this week for one of a series of meetings to tour the office space, Treschuk said. The periodic inspections are to see if furniture fits and if electrical outlets are in the correct places, he said. The city broke ground on the new station in March. It includes the renovation of the 11,415-square-foot old U.S. Post …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Lobby of former post office will retain some of its historic look.
The Rockville City Council on Monday broke ground on work that will convert the former U.S. Post Office in Town Center to a new home for the city’s police force. City Council members and city staff joined U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington, city police Chief Terrance N. Treschuk and representatives of Costello Construction in turning a few ceremonial shovelfuls of earth to mark the project's start. The project’s $8.6 million cost includes design, equipment and moving police operations from their current home in the bottom floor of City Hall to the building at the corner of South Washington Street and West Montgomery Avenue. The new headquarters will house all of the current police force and will allow for 10 …