New police station to serve North Point area

New police station to serve North Point area
February 25
00:00 2016

By Tevin Stinson

The Chronicle

City officials broke ground last Thursday, Feb. 18, on the District 1 police sub-station that will be on North Point Boulevard near the post office. The nearly 10,000 square foot building will include offices, meeting rooms, showers, a locker room, and a break room.

Chief Barry Rountree mentioned the station wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the community. The station was approved in the 2014 bond referendum.

“By the voters approving the bond, we were able to move things a lot faster,” said Rountree. “We are excited to see the finished product.”

The station is expected to cost $3.46 million. According to Rountree, the new facility will improve the department’s efficiency and response time, as well as improve police and community relations.

“When people see a police officer or police facility, that will give people an extra sense of security,” he said.

The groundbreaking for the District 3 Police Station will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 25, at the corner of Summerset Drive and Hillcrest Center Circle, off South Stratford Road.

The station will have about 10,000 square feet and include offices, meeting rooms, showers, restrooms, a locker room for officers, a break room and parking lot.

Voters approved $3.96 million for the District 3 Police Station in the November 2014 bond referendum.

Construction is already underway on a sub-station on Waughtown Street that will serve District 2.

For more information about these and other bond projects, go to

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