The Sullivan City Police Department recently moved to a new location at 101 North Main Street in downtown Sullivan. The new building was formerly Crowder Insurance, Sullivan County Credit Union, and most recently Apex Christian Alliance.
The facility was essentially “move-in” ready according to Sullivan Public Safety Director Donavan Kellams.
“After taking a look at the building it was determined that the electric, HVAC and structure of the building was in great shape,” said Kellams.
City officials believe that the professional atmosphere in addition to other improvements to the department will assist with employee retention and a greater emphasis on the safety of citizens.
“We know that for police, employee retention is crucial,” explained Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb. “Not only will incoming officers work in an updated facility, but they will also receive a $6,000 annual pay increase, new equipment and vehicles, as well as access to a fitness center that will be housed in City Hall.”
City officials are in the process of relocating the current City Hall to 110 North Main Street this coming year once renovations are completed. The new municipal offices will be across the street from the new City Police Department and just south of Sullivan Central Plaza.