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HPD And Councilman Larry Green Break Ground For The New Southwest Police Station

The new facility aims to improve response times in that part of the city and is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

 

Houston Councilman Larry Green, along with City officials and HPD officers, breaks ground for the upcoming Southwest station.
Houston Councilman Larry Green (center, wearing a scarf), along with City officials and HPD officers, breaks ground for the upcoming Southwest station. (Photo: Courtesy of the Houston Police Department)

The Houston Police Department and city officials broke ground for HPD’s newest police station this week.

The new station will be built next to Cambridge Village Park, which is practically in the center of the patrolling area that covers Meyerland, South Braeswood, Reliant Park and parts of Houston located in Fort Bend County.

That should lead to better response times, an improvement that residents like Charles Clemons, who has lived in Southwest Houston for almost 45 years, look forward to.

“Some of the times in the past that we have had things that go down that we have had to wait so long for the response because they were checking things as they come in (to see) what was more important,” explained Clemons, who attended the ground breaking ceremony.

City Councilman Larry Green says a better located police station is something his constituents have been asking for from his first day at City Hall.

“When I first came into office in 2012, you heard the need of bringing resources to the area, making sure that we had adequate HPD coverage,” noted Green.

The new station will cover 50,000 square feet and the city plans to spend around $20 million building it.

Completion is scheduled for summer 2017.

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