New Braunfels breaks ground on $36 million police HQ

City officials broke ground at the site of the new police headquarters Jan. 14. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
City officials broke ground at the site of the new police headquarters Jan. 14. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

City officials broke ground at the site of the new police headquarters Jan. 14. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

A new 65,000-square-foot, $36.3 million New Braunfels Police Department headquarters facility is officially on its way to construction.

New Braunfels City Council held a ground breaking ceremony Jan. 14 at the site of the new facility on the 3000 block of West San Antonio Street, across from the Comal County Sheriff's Office.


Information from the city states the new facility will replace the old 30,000-square-foot building on South Seguin Avenue and will include office space for criminal investigations, administration, support services and a training room.

The 12-acre site will also house the New Braunfels Veterans Memorial, which a press release from the city describes as "an etched granite structure honoring the branches of the U.S. military as well as the names of local service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country."

The release states funding for the police headquarters and memorial comes through the voter-approved 2019 bond election, and construction is expected to be complete in mid-2022, pending weather and other factors.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.