UG Breaks Ground on New CSI Lab & Sewer Maintenance Facility

Published on September 06, 2023

9.6.23 UG Groundbreaking Ceremony

Earlier today officials with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. (UG) hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) Crime Scene Investigation Unit and a new Sewer Maintenance Control Facility located at 49th and Armstrong Avenue.

Upon completion in the fall of 2024, the 37-acre site will serve as a step forward in the revitalization of the midtown area of the City.

“These projects are a direct example of departments working together to maximize assets and opportunities that we have within the Unified Government,” said County Administrator, David Johnston. “It is extremely important that we provide high quality state-of-the-art facilities for our staff, that will in turn benefit our community members. I believe our new KCKPD CSI lab and Sewer Maintenance facility will be a great regional draw. I am confident that both projects will put Wyandotte County and KCK on the map within the KC region, proving that we take the steps necessary to meet the needs and concerns of the public.”

KCKPD CSI Unit & Lab

CSI Lab Rendering Photo as of Sept. 2023

  • 13,000 square feet
  • 12 individualized work stations
  • 2 large evidence processing rooms
  • Indoor parking for CSI vans & storage for supplies
  • 6 indoor vehicle processing bays
  • Vehicle holding space for up to 90 vehicles

“This CSI is going to help us continue our pursuit to make this one of the safest communities in the metro,” Karl Oakman, Chief of Police, KCKPD. “We have done outstanding work with what we have now, but we expect to do even better work once this facility is completed. It is an exciting step forward for our department and the community.”

Sewer Maintenance Facility

Sewer Maintenance Facility Rendering Sept. 2023

  • 62,000 square feet
  • Office and staff space for up to 60 employees
  • Training room and meeting spaces
  • Men’s and women’s locker facilities
  • Large enclosed garage for up to 50 maintenance vehicles
  • Designated repair/ service area
  • Secured tool storage

“We are extremely excited for this new sewer maintenance facility that will give the great men and women in water pollution control a state-of-the-art working and training facility,” said Public Works Director, Jeff Fisher. “This new site will provide a centralized location for our staff, providing many efficiencies and in turn will increase our response times.”

Special Thanks

A special thanks goes to the following companies and consultants for helping take both projects from vision to fruition:

As both projects progress, information and photos will be made available on our website at

9/6/2023 - KCKPD CSI Lab & Sewer Maintenance Facility Groundbreaking Photos

9.6.23 UG Groundbreaking Ceremony
County Administrator David Johnston, KCK Chief of Police Karl Oakman,
Mayor/ CEO Tyrone A. Garner, 8th District Commissioner Andrew Davis and Public Works Director Jeff Fisher 

9.6.23 Groundbreaking Group Photo

09.06.2023-WPC-CSI Shovels Photos










Water Pollution Control Employees 9.6.23