Police departments are being closely scrutinized for compliance with best policing practices. The current facility is 43 years old, unsecure and too small (3040 sq. ft.) to support daily police operations. Sufficient funding for a new police facility can only be obtained through a bond. A larger facility will provide additional space for police officers to serve a growing city. Population in the city of West Richland has increased 115% in 20 years yet the current facility has stayed the same size (plus a portable trailer).