A new police station is opening Wednesday in Mecklenburg's Steele Creek Division. CMPD is holding an opening ceremony at the new location at 2:30 this afternoon. Police chief Monroe is scheduled to appear along with other county and city officials.
The station is located at South Tryon Street and Westinghouse Boulevard and has the capacity for 155 police officers. Steele Creek Division's Shopton Road offices will be replaced by the new location, which is around 12,000 square feet.
Locals hope the new office location will deter criminals in that area. Year-to-date, the Steele Creek Division has been home to 249 violent crimes and 1863 property crimes, a 0.7% increase from this time last year.