St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Holloway leads groundbreaking for new police headquarters.

St. Petersburg, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Police Chief Anthony Holloway grabbed a shovel instead of a gun today to lead a crew in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new police headquarters.

The new downtown facility is going up at an estimated cost of $70.2 million.  A new parking garage adjacent the police building will cost an estimated $6.2 million. The project is being funded by the Penny For Pinellas, City of Saint Petersburg and Pinellas County.

The three story building will have two main wings and 168,000 square feet. Completion date for the new police headquarters is expected in Spring 2019

Photo courtesy St. Petersburg Police Dept.