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WSPD opens third police sub-station

WSPD opens third police sub-station
October 12
04:00 2017

The Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) and members of City Council officially opened the District 3 Police Station earlier this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new station which will serve the Southwest Ward, is located at the corner of Somerset Drive and Hillcrest Center Circle near South Stratford Road. The 10,000-square foot building which cost $3.96 million to build will include offices, meeting rooms, showers, a locker room and a break room.

Voters approved the new station and two others, one in District 1 and one in District 2, both opened earlier this year, in the 2014 bond referendum. During the ribbon cutting ceremony for the District 3 Station on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Council Member Dan Besse, who represents the Southwest Ward, thanked the voters for approving the new stations.

“Without your support, your vote, your taxes, we would not be able to be standing here today and say we have now completed a key stage of the building out of our public safety infrastructure here in Winston-Salem,” continued Besse. “We have strategically located district police stations that will  help create that seamless network around our city.”

Captain Chris Lowder, who will serve as District 3 Commander, said the new station is a tangible result of “community policing”. He said the new stations in various neighborhoods in the city will help the WSPD be more effective and efficient in the community.

“What you see here today with this police district office and the other facilities across the city is tangible proof of that commitment to the citizens of our great city of Winston-Salem.” Lowder said.

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