City council members, local dignitaries and members of the public gathered Friday for the construction of a $50 million public safety campus with police and fire services.

“We would like to thank our residents for their support of the bonds and measures that made this possible,” said Mayor Waymond Fermon. “That support is what made this dream a reality.”

The future home of the 43,000-square-foot, three-building campus will be in Indio at 46800 Jackson St. The buildings will have a dispatch center, fire station headquarters and administrative offices for police and fire departments, according to a statement from the city of Indio.

Construction of the facility — funded through bond sales and tax measure dollars — is set to complete by spring 2024.

“This new campus reflects the commitment from the city of Indio to enhance safety for our community,” said Indio police chief Mike Washburn.

City council members also approved a $57,500 lease recently for 20 automatic license plate recognition cameras — which take photos and analyze license plate, color and objects to detect vehicles used in crime — to advance the city’s security.

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