Grand opening of LPD Northeast Team Station
LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) – The Lincoln Police Department’s new Northeast Command Center was inaugurated Friday after moving into the building in early March.
The new facility is located at 5201 ‘R’ St. Leirion Mayor Gaylor Baird, LPD staff and City Council members gathered to celebrate the new substation. It has many new features such as off-street parking, updated storm shelter, and new technology.
“The Lincoln Police Department’s new northeast command post represents a long-term investment and public safety for our community,” Gaylor Baird said. “This state-of-the-art facility supports our employees and dispatchers and LPD’s ability to serve our growing city,” she said.
The new building is best located in a location with high volume of calls. The staff said that all of these upgrades were made with 21st century police in mind. The cost of buying the building and refurbishing it was about $7 million. However, LPD officials said the move was necessary to better serve the northeast community.
The old facility is located at 4843 Huntington Avenue and was leased by the LPD, but it has begun to age and was not originally built for police functions.
However, in the long run, the city says it will actually save money because LPD won’t be renting the old building, which costs about $225,000 a year.
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