City breaking ground on new police substation

City breaking ground on new police substation

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The Lubbock City Council approved a resolution between the City and Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. for services related to the construction of three Police Department Substations.

The groundbreaking for the East LPD Substation will be on November 22 at 2 p.m. The station will be located at the intersection of East 19th Street and MLK Boulevard.

Decentralization of the Lubbock Police Department will increase community-oriented policing, allowing operational units to be in the neighborhoods they serve.

“The Lubbock Police Department Substations are an important first step in our Public Safety Initiative,” Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope said. “This is a significant move toward our community-policing plans which will ultimately provide more safety for our homes, neighborhoods and businesses.”

The substations will give citizens direct access to the officers patrolling, and working, in the districts. This will allow for more familiarity and the opportunity for a stronger trust to grow between the citizens and the officers.

“Lubbock Police’s continued commitment to community-oriented policing will build additional and stronger ties with the citizens of the City of Lubbock,” Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell explained. “Breaking ground on this first substation shows that we are actively implementing this strategy.”

In addition, each substation will have a community room that can house neighborhood watch meetings, community organization meetings and police-led community events.

“As Chair of the Facilities Committee, I look forward to being a part of the East Lubbock Police Substation groundbreaking ceremony,” Lubbock City Council member Steve Massengale said. “Public safety is the City Council’s number one priority, and the construction of this first substation reflects the City’s commitment to that mission, and to a safer Lubbock.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Dan Pope, Police Chief Floyd Mitchell, Assistant Police Chief Jerry Brewer and City Council members

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