Work has begun to renovate and add-on to the Sevierville Police Department, mostly to provide extra room for training exercises, according to SPD Chief Don Myers.
“We’ve needed the space for years,” said Myers. When complete, the construction on the building will add a little over 5,000 square feet to the 10,000-square-foot building.
“We will gain a couple of offices, but, mainly, we’ll just gain a larger area for our training room,” the chief said. He added that the training room the department has now is too small to actually conduct very much training.
“This will add enough training room to where we can do all kinds of different training,” said Myers. “We’ll have a training room where people can come in any time, like if someone wanted to have some training they could use our room to conduct whatever they need to do,” he said.
Once complete, the new training room will hold at least 50 people. The renovations will add some storage space, as well.
The project started in mid-February and should be finished by July or August if everything goes well and weather is not a factor, according to Myers.