New MPD Building Ready to Go

Meridian, Miss. The new Meridian Police Department building is complete and will be showcased later this week.

But Acting Police Chief James Sharpe took Newscenter 11 on a tour of the facility Tuesday.

Structural issues and a lack of space plague the current facility.

Sharpe says the new location on 22nd Avenue South is functional and may very well be the best-designed in the state or the region.

Once it starts, the chief said the process of moving in will probably take about two weeks.

A ribbon cutting is set for Thursday morning at 10:00.