City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201


March 15, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

UPDATE - POSTPONED - City of Columbia invites media partners to groundbreaking for Molly Thomas Bowden Neighborhood Policing Center, March 16

(COLUMBIA, MO) - Update:

Due to forecast rain and cold temperatures on Monday morning, we feel it prudent to postpone the groundbreaking event. 

We will announce a new date very soon. 

Media partners, we ask that you push this information as much as possible today and early Monday morning. It is appreciated. 

Original release:

The City of Columbia and Columbia Police Department invites media partners and the community to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Molly Thomas Bowden Neighborhood Policing Center, 1204 International Drive, on Monday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m.

Speakers will include Mayor Brian Treece, Chief Geoff Jones and Molly Thomas Bowden’s parents, Dave and Bev Thomas.

The Center, named in honor of fallen CPD Officer Molly Thomas Bowden, is a 24,539 square foot space, which includes offices, a lobby, reception area, community meeting room, department meeting room, specialized storage, locker rooms and fitness center. The second floor will serve as a shell space for future development. 

Note: The groundbreaking will occur north of Moser’s Foods and south of CenterPointe Hospital on International Drive. Guests are encouraged to carpool and to park alongside Edenton Boulevard.

City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.