WKU police headquarters approved for major renovations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Western Kentucky University Police Department has been approved for major renovations to its headquarters.

Over $400,000 will be spent to update and remodel the department over a two-phase process.

The WKU Board of Regents recently approved the funding.

The first phase will consist of the administrator’s and communication center, followed by renovations to Buildings Annex 1 and Annex 2.

New lighting and flooring will be installed and the overall layout will be getting a contemporary look.

Police officials said they are determined to make the department more customer friendly.

The renovations will also include a media space for interviews and conferences with a media backdrop, as well as an officer lounge.

The renovation process will begin in January.