Zachary, LA (February 2023) – The City of Zachary announces the construction of a new police station and training center. The 21,000 square foot facility is a much-anticipated upgrade for the Police Department who has been sharing facility space with the Zachary City Court for over 35 years. “I have watched firsthand as the department has outgrown the building, having worked in the police department complex for the past 34 years,” stated Darryl Lawrence, Police Chief, City of Zachary. “I want to thank the prior administration and city council for allowing us to be a part of all aspects of choosing the architectural firm that designed the new building and selecting the location.”
The new station will house the entire police force under one roof and provide more storage as well as an in-house training center that will be an asset to the health and wellness of the members of the force. The city is expecting to break ground on the new station this month, and the facility should be completed by the end of 2024. Grace Hebert Curtis Architects was selected as the architectural firm for the new station, Kean Miller LLP served as bond counsel, and financing for the project was provided by Government Capital Corporation of Southlake, Texas.
“We had a very positive experience working with Government Capital on this project,” stated Deanna Mankins, CFO, City of Zachary. “The team delivered a seamless experience, offering open lines of communication throughout the entire financing process.”
“I want to congratulate Deanna Mankins and the City of Zachary on their new police station,” commented Marti Sauls, Vice President, Government Capital Corporation. “It is an honor to assist Louisiana cities in meeting their goals and objectives.”
About the City of Zachary
The City of Zachary was incorporated in 1889 and today has a population of over 19,000. Zachary is one of the fastest-growing small cities in Louisiana offering an affordable, comfortable, and secure lifestyle. The city’s school district has been ranked first in the state since 2005, and the Buy Zachary First initiative has encouraged substantial business and economic development. To learn more about the City of Zachary visit www.cityofzachary.org.
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to all local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of municipal financings exceeding $5 billion in Louisiana and across the country. For more information, visit www.govcap.com.