Murphy Police Department Embarks on New Era with Modern Facility

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Murphy, NC (Wednesday, February 21, 2024) – The Murphy Police Department has officially moved to its new headquarters at 498 Hill Street, marking a significant evolution in its mission to safeguard the community. This development comes after years of planning and support from the Town of Murphy and its residents, culminating in a facility designed to meet the demands of modern law enforcement and community service.

The new station, now fully operational, promises enhanced efficiency and expanded capabilities for the department’s growing team. It features state-of-the-art training facilities, ample space for equipment storage, and improved administrative offices, all aimed at fostering a more effective police force.

Mayor Tim Radford shared his enthusiasm for the new chapter, stating, "This move is a leap forward in our commitment to community safety and excellence in service. The new facility stands as a testament to our dedication and readiness to meet future challenges head-on."

While the police department has transitioned to the new location, plans for a grand opening are underway, offering the community an opportunity to tour the new headquarters and engage with the officers. This event is anticipated to strengthen the ties between the Murphy Police Department and the residents it serves, reinforcing a mutual commitment to safety and security.

The relocation from the historic Carnegie Library building, which it shared with the Cherokee County Historical Museum, to the modern premises on Hill Street was driven by a need for more space and updated facilities. The old building, over a century old, was no longer suited to the operational requirements of contemporary law enforcement.

The new location boasts not just improved workspace for officers but also brings with it a promise of greater community interaction and engagement. "Our new home allows us to serve the public in ways we simply couldn't before, thanks to the foresight of the Murphy Town Council, Town Administration and the unwavering support of our community," said Chief Tim Lominac.

The Murphy Police Department looks forward to hosting the grand opening and invites the community to stay tuned for details on the event. In the meantime, the department assures residents that its commitment to providing prompt and effective law enforcement services remains steadfast.