New Lexington Park Police Substation Approved

October 30, 2018

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, awarded a construction contract for a new Sheriff’s Office District Office in Lexington Park.

The $3-million contract was awarded to Rainbow Construction Corp. of Waldorf, the lowest of six bidders.

Construction is expected to start in December and should take 11 months – being completed in November 2019.

The old Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad building at 21633 Great Mills Road will be converted into the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office District 4 Office. The 6,060 square-foot building will hold processing, meeting and conference room space, three holding cells, two interview rooms, a roll call and training room, break room, evidence bay and storage.

The Lexington Park Community Policing Unit and Patrol Division will use the facility for a permanent base of operations to serve the Lexington Park community. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice and Parole and Probation and the State’s Attorney’s Office may also use the facility for meetings with Lexington Park-based clients.

“I am very pleased that the St. Mary’s County Commissioners have awarded the construction contract for a new Sheriff’s Office District Office for Lexington Park,” Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “And like members of the Lexington Park community, the staff of the Sheriff’s Office are eagerly awaiting its construction and completion to better serve the area in a permanent facility.”

The Lexington Park District Office is “one part of the puzzle coming together for public safety,” Major Michael Merican told the commissioners on Tuesday. “This is a huge deal. It puts us right in the middle of Lexington Park. It’s good for the community. It’s good for the Sheriff’s Office. It’s a big step forward and we thank you.”

“This has been a long time coming,” Commissioner Todd Morgan said. “It has been moving forward. It’s awarded. It’s done.”

16 Responses to New Lexington Park Police Substation Approved

  1. Carmel McCadden on October 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

    So glad to read about this. It’s certainly needed and will serve the community well. It’s ironic that many, many years ago that same building had a substation there for the County police.

  2. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

    What about the NARCAN station?

  3. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Hopefully this will help lexington park.

  4. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    issued to the Lowest Bidder… how many illegals are they using?

  5. I Know I'm Right on October 30, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Excellent repurposing of existing space that otherwise would otherwise remain vacant and continue to dilapidate. Unlike all the crap that continues to stretch up Rt235, further congesting an already bad traffic issue.

  6. Grateful on October 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    This is great news for Lexington Park!! Hallelujah!!

  7. exrep on October 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Great Mills Rd at least they picked a place that actually needs a Police presence once in a while.

  8. Tim Langley on October 30, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Rainbow Construction equals low quality work. Again, the taxpayers will be on the hook for their shoddy work. Sad.

  9. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Great. Now we can be safe going to the ATM machine at the PNC bank now. And not worry about getting robbed

  10. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Absolute waste of tax dollars

  11. Anonymous on October 30, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Kind of pointless unless we get rid of these bleeding heart loser liberal judges. All this is gonna do is allow many of them to just get out even sooner.

  12. Christina on October 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Lex Park/Great Mills needs as much police presence as they can get!

  13. Anonymous on October 31, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Nice move. Great place for it. I just hope the facility can be staffed around the clock.. That area is known as SKID ROW. Not quite sure 3 holding cells will be sufficient…

  14. Anonymous on October 31, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Should have left it in that same location next to the former First National Bank. Over the years it’s been there already, in the Square, near Hal’s and next to the nail salon across the street from the old location. They talk as if it’s the first time that it’s been over there.

  15. Anonymous on October 31, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks ‼️ Very much needed!! God Bless you ALL ‼️

  16. Anonymous on November 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Great more cops! what a waste of tax payer money