KGUN 9 On Your SideNews


Oro Valley Police has new space to hold evidence

Posted at 7:44 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 13:51:22-05
After 15 years of searching, the Oro Valley Police Department said they have found a new building to move into. 
On Wednesday, the department had a 'crime-tape-cutting' ceremony at the new facility near Magee Road and Oracle Road.
The space will be replacing an old substation that is currently on the south side of town. The department has been renting that space since 2003 while they searched for this permanent one. 
Now, that they have their own the building, Chief Daniel Sharp said the plan is to keep expanding it in phases over the next few years.
"We're actually going to put a second-story on it," Chief Sharp explained."'s going to then become our central evidence facility too. So, our forensics will be here, our evidence will be here, as well as a functioning police substation."
The department purchased the facility for $315,000, but Chief Sharp said, after all the advancements to come, they expect it to be worth $3.5 million.