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Huntsville Police Department's North Precinct Holds Ribbon Cutting and Open House

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - Huntsville's new $2.6 million North Precinct is open for business. Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville Police Department held a ribbon cutting and Open House today from 2 - 4 p.m. for the community to visit its newest neighbor at 4014 North Memorial Parkway.

The new 12,500 square foot police precinct is located on a 2.8 acre site owned by Alabama A & M University that also houses Fire Station No. 8. Together, the two buildings form the North Public Safety Complex.

Approximately 100 officers, investigators and staff will be stationed in the police precinct. These personnel are tasked with the responsibility of covering 47 square miles, including two universities and five schools.

"The North Public Safety Complex is a wonderful asset to the community, and we are proud that our partnership with Alabama A & M University could make it a reality," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "With A & M's support, we are able to have our police and fire departments located in close proximity, providing for an enhanced safety presence."

The complex will be utilized 24-7 and will have offices, a squad room, and a meeting room for Community Watch and citizens' public safety activities. The North Precinct replaces the police department's leased facility on Mastin Lake Road.

"We are excited to have this new facility in North Huntsville, and look forward to the opportunities this will provide for us to grow our partnerships and strengthen our ties in the community," said Police Chief Lewis Morris.

The precinct project was managed by the City of Huntsville's General Services Department. The project team includes architect William Boehme & Associates, contractor Consolidated Construction, civil engineer Mullins, LLC, structural engineer Hodnett Hurst Engineers, and landscape architect Bostick Landscape Architects.


Photo Caption: Cutting the cake at the Open House for the new North Precinct (l-r) Mayor Tommy Battle, Police Chief Lewis Morris, Alabama A & M Public Safety Director Monica Ray, City Councilmember Dr. Richard Showers, Alabama A & M President Dr. Andrew Hugine



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For more information about the North Huntsville Community Festival, please contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov



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