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Mayor Richard M. Daley today unveiled the new Deering District Police Station -a state-of-the-art facility designed to address the needs of 21st century law enforcement.
The $29.2 million station, located at 3120 S. Halsted Street and serving the Ninth Police District, was built by the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC), which is chaired by Mayor Daley.
The new 44,000-square-foot facility replaces a much smaller station that was built in 1938 at 3501 S. Lowe Avenue. The new station is a modern police station that was built to help meet the needs of the community as well as the challenges of contemporary law enforcement.
“Safety begins in our neighborhoods and that is why this new police station is so important,” said Mayor Daley. “By investing in these types of capital improvements — police stations, campus parks, libraries, and firehouses — we are creating strong neighborhood anchors that contribute to community pride and improve the quality of life for our residents.”
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis, PBC Executive Director Erin Lavin Cabonargi, Alderman James Balcer (11th) and other public officials joined Mayor Daley for today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The new police station is equipped with features that enhance the Chicago Police Department’s overall technology initiatives, which are essential for crime reduction and community policing:
- A computerized command center
- A high-tech roll call room to enhance presentations during briefings and training sessions
- A community meeting toom to promote neighborhood involvement
- Locker room facilities and a fitness room
- Environmentally friendly features such as a green roof, reflective surfaces to reduce the urban heat-island effect, recycled content in buiding materials, such as ceiling tiles and flooring and a stormwater management plan
“This new police station will serve as a symbol of community investment and pride, environmental stewardship and the high value with which we regard the health, safety and welfare of officers and residents alike,” said Lavin Cabonargi.