Councilman Floyd Price said the current LPD building is simply too old and the department has outgrown it, mean now the City of Lubbock is looking for something new.
Councilman Price said the building has too many issues to deal with.
He says it's not a matter of pushing for a new building, but it's a city necessity.
Price himself worked in the building for more than 30 years and said back then it was an ideal building, but now it's not even worth it.
He said the city is looking at getting property to build a new state of the art building for the police department.
With our growing population, Price said the property needs to be something we can add on to and accommodate Lubbock's growth.
"If we move into a new building its going to cost x amount of dollars that's true," he said, "but if you stay where you are you know every year your going to be putting something in, its like pouring water in a sifter, you're never going to get a chance to drink it and that's what I feel like we will be doing if we don't look at the future and say we need a new building."
As far as when the property or building will be built, Price said that's still up in the air, but he did say it's something that needs to be done as soon as possible.