Issues & Challenges

Issues & Challenges

The Fourth Street building has been remodeled many times to accommodate the services and staff required to meet the community’s need for a modern and effective Police facility.  At 9,600 square feet, the facility is too small to accommodate the space needs of the Moscow Police Department.  With the installation of the US95 couplet system (Jackson Street one-way southbound and Washington Street one-way northbound) and the creation of Friendship Square, the current Police Department is located on a dead-end street and accessible only by one-way streets or narrow alleys.  This has resulted in significant challenges of accessibility and emergency response.  

A comprehensive assessment of the current Fourth Street facility was conducted in the City’s Facilities Planning process in 2015.  When presented with the results, the Moscow City Council prioritized the Police facility as a major challenge area in the City’s Strategic Plan.