Starting this weekend, the Rockville City Police Department will have a new headquarters in a historic building.
On Friday, Rockville police will finish moving into their new building, which formerly housed the Rockville Post Office. After the move, all police operations will be based at 2 W. Montgomery Ave.
“Right now, some of them are here, and some of them are at 30 Courthouse Square, but now all of them will be at the same spot,” city spokeswoman Marylou Berg said.
The former post office was built in 1938 and operated as such until 2006. The building was empty until the spring of 2011, when the city started converting it into the new police headquarters.
In February 2011, The Gazette reported the city expects to save money by making the move. Previously, Rockville police operated out of rented space on Courthouse Square, which it leased for $250,000 per year. Operating the new police headquarters is expected to cost $226,950 per year.