Gwinnett approves new $1.7 million building for police vehicle maintenance

Gwinnett Commissioners recently approved a $1,698,000 contract with Diversified Construction of Georgia to build a new building for Gwinnett County Police Department fleet maintenance. (Courtesy Gwinnett County)
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Gwinnett Commissioners recently approved a $1,698,000 contract with Diversified Construction of Georgia to build a new building for Gwinnett County Police Department fleet maintenance. (Courtesy Gwinnett County)

Gwinnett Commissioners recently approved a $1,698,000 contract with Diversified Construction of Georgia to build a new building for Gwinnett County Police Department fleet maintenance.

The police department is currently using a building that was built in the 1970s. The new 6,084-square-foot single-story pre-engineered metal building will house a three-bay service area and offices.

“This addition will increase efficiency and prevent delays as technicians must currently work in the elements to complete work orders,” said Gwinnett County Police Deputy Chief James McClure. “It will also add office and storage space for the facilities maintenance group that maintains our 15 police facilities which include six precincts, headquarters and the training facility.”

Major repairs to police vehicles will continue at the county’s fleet management facility, while the new building will allow technicians to add features to cars, like installing police technology or striping the fleet.

Construction of the new building is expected to begin in August and will take a year to complete.