Our Catoosa Now, a general obligation bond to build a new public safety complex, was approved by Catoosa citizens on April 5, 2022. Since then, the City has made the following progress on the public safety complex to date:

  • Jan 2024: Construction for the Hamby-Lynch Public Safety Complex is 90% complete as of January 18, 2024, and city officials anticipate opening in mid-March, early April. The new Emergency Management, 911, and Public Safety Dispatch centers are in place, and two new towers have been erected — expanding our emergency management team’s ability to dispatch alerts and sound sirens. These features of the Hamby-Lynch Public Safety Complex are necessary for pushing public safety further into the future in Catoosa. We look forward to its grand opening later this year.
  • Aug 2023: On August 17, 2023, the City of Catoosa hosted a celebration of milestones at the Hamby-Lynch Public Safety Complex, including completion of the structural steel frame and roof of the police facility and near-completion of the steel frame for the fire facility's apparatus bay. Indoor construction of the police facility will soon commence. Estimated project completion date for the complex is April 2024.Watch Channel 2's news story for more information
  • Feb 2023: The architectural and interior design for both buildings is underway. Dirt work is happening onsite to raise the level of the land to meet Pine Street, and maintain and stabilize everything from the ground up. Citizens will soon see construction crews and trailers on the property as they begin building the foundation.
  • Sept 2022: 25% completion of design development (55% total completion)
  • July 2022: 30% completion of schematic design
  • May 2022: Contract approval

Additional project details can be found here. Please check back here for more Our Catoosa Now project updates as they become available.

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The City of Catoosa hosted two public meetings to share details and answer questions about the Our Catoosa Now bond initiative on the ballot on April 5th.


The first public meeting was held at Fire Station 1 on March 10.
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The second public meeting was held at the Catoosa Police Department on March 22.
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On April 5th, Catoosa voters will consider whether to approve a general obligation bond to build a new public safety complex in our community. If passed, this $20,500,000 bond will be used both to build a new public safety complex that is better located to serve all of Catoosa and also to purchase new public safety equipment for both police and fire.


Now and into the future, modern, built-for-purpose public safety facilities are critical to better serving our current and future citizens and businesses in an emergency. Our police and fire departments have outgrown their current facilities, and those current buildings don’t have room for additional personnel, modern technology, or even our current equipment – much less meeting the needs of our community in the future.

Our central fire station and our police department are located near railroad tracks for a busy train line, causing challenges in reaching parts of the city. Both are also located near two school zones, posing similar response time challenges in certain directions. Our current police station was constructed in the 1940s, and our fire department in the late ‘90s, and neither were ever intended to be used for public safety. A new, well-sited public safety complex will decrease response times, enhance the efficiency of and cooperation between the police and fire departments, increase the overall safety and security of our community, provide better public access to emergency services round the clock, and allow our public safety agencies to effectively grow with the needs of our community when necessary.

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Catoosa Police Department
Catoosa Fire Department
Site Rendering
Public Meeting 3/10/2022
Public Meeting 3/22/2022
What are the benefits?
Funding FAQ
Hamby-Lynch Topping Out


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These public safety improvements are necessary to support our current citizens and future growth in Catoosa, and do not fit in our current operating budget. To make these improvements, we are asking residents to consider approving a 25 year General Obligation (GO) bond.

GO bonds are often used to fund large public infrastructure projects, like the proposed public safety building. This type of bond is repaid through yearly property taxes until the bond expires. After a GO bond expires, the property tax collected to pay for it retires. Catoosa currently does not receive any property (ad valorem) tax – voters in Catoosa must choose to use property tax in this way for Catoosa to have access to this funding source.


Catoosa’s operating budget, like all other Oklahoma cities, is not funded through property (ad valorem) tax. In fact, our operating budget is composed of local sales taxes, use or excise taxes, inspections and permits – and those sources do not increase enough annually on their own to fund major projects and initiatives. That’s why city governments, including Catoosa, often bring funding options like GO bonds to their voters to address critical infrastructure needs.


Local elections impact many important aspects of our communities, including public safety, so we want to encourage everyone to get out and vote on April 5. To check your voter registration status and find your polling place, visit the Oklahoma Voter Portal.