The city of Kent is looking to replace its old police station by increasing income tax a quarter percent.
Captain Jayme Cole with the Kent Police Department spoke with AkronNewsNow and said the outside appearance is deceiving .
"From the outside the average citizen driving by sees a 1970s era looking brick building that looks in generally good shape and the general public just doesn't have a very good understanding of the difficulties and limitations the building has," said Cole.
If the voters approve the tax levy in November, all of the money Cole says would go into "various phases of design, construction land acquisition and what not, that would go into building a new police facility. It can't be used for salaries and it's not for the general operating budget."
If there is any money left over, Cole said it would go to general maintenance for sidewalks and roads.
To show the public how much the community needs a new police facility, the city is offering tours to the general public.
"We are offering these tours to the public so they can come in and see the building, see how were forced to operate within it and hopefully come to have an appreciation for the need for a new building" concluded Cole.
Here is a list of times the Kent Police Department will be allowing tours:
September 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
October 7 from 12 p.m. to 4p.m.
October 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
October 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
October 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
November 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.