Mayor Daley Cuts Ribbon For New District 10 Police Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2005
Mayor's Press Office, (312) 744-3334
Bennie Currie, (312) 744-9277
bcurrie@cityofchicago.org

New 'Community Anchor' Replaces Chicago's Second-Oldest Station

Mayor Richard M. Daley today unveiled the new Ogden (10th District) Police Station -- a state-of-the-art facility designed to address the needs of 21st century law enforcement.

The $15 million station, located at 3315 W. Ogden Avenue, was built by the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC), which is chaired by Mayor Daley.

The new 42,000-square-foot facility is more than twice the size of the existing 10th District (Marquette) station at 2259 South Damen Avenue. Built in 1917, the Marquette station was the second oldest in Chicago, officials said.

The new police station is a modern state-of-the-art facility that was built to help meet the needs of the community as well as the challenges of contemporary law enforcement.

"Police do much more than simply walk a beat. Now they must also fight Internet cyber crimes such as identity theft and deal with the ongoing problems that illegal guns, organized gangs and illicit drugs present," said Mayor Richard M. Daley. "To meet 21st century police needs we must continue to create modern, up-to-date police stations like the one we are opening here today," the Mayor added.

Joining the Mayor were Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline, Executive Director Montel Gayles of the Public Building Commission, PBC board member Dr. Robert Donaldson and Alderman Michael Chandler (24th Ward).

The new 10th District police station offers features that add to the Chicago Police Department's technology initiatives essential in crime reduction as well as the department's commitment to community policing:

  • A new computerized command center and video bonding system will allow for detainees to appear before a judge via a fiber optics network.
  • High-tech roll call rooms enhance presentations during briefing and training sessions.
  • A community meeting room will promote neighborhood involvement.
  • A fitness room and updated locker room facilities will help meet the needs of the police department's changing workforce.
The police station is the seventh new district police station built under Mayor Daley's Neighborhoods Alive 21 program, which includes firehouses and police stations. Nearly twenty police and fire stations will be replaced under this ambitious program, officials said.
RELATED PROJECTS
10th District Police Station
Chicago Police Department
Past Project
3315 West Ogden
Chicago, IL 60623
Community: West Town
Ward: 24
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