Police Looking To Purchase Crowd Barriers, Renovate Office

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Daytona Beach, FL - At Wednesday night's (September 23rd) commission meeting, Daytona Beach city leaders are expected to weigh in on the purchase of 1,000 crowd control barriers and an almost $150,000 renovation the police department wants to carry out.

And the cost for those 1,000 barriers will cost $89,000, according to the agenda item's summary. Per that summary, the barriers are 8ft long steel barriers that will "prevent pedestrians from funnelling out into the street during events."

If approved, the barriers will be purchased from Sonco Worldwide, a Maryland-based company.

Office Renovations

According to another agenda item, the police department is also looking to renovate an office space on South Palmetto Avenue—one that the Daytona Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved the lease of back in May.

The space will house the much needed expansions of the Neighborhood Services Division/Code Enforcement and the Problem Oriented Policing unit (POP), which, according to a letter sent to City Manager James Chisolm from Police Chief Craig Capri, have "expanded beyond their current office spaces."

The memo also states that the price needed for the renovation will be $147,300, which will also go towards information system updates and the purchase of office furniture.

Per the memo, $140,000 of the needed budget was originally earmarked for the police department's record conversion software, but that purchase is no longer needed, meaning it's available for this new project.

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