“Safety begins in our neighborhoods and that is why this new police station is so important. We are strongly committed to providing the best facilities that enable our police force to do their jobs more efficiently to better serve the residents of Chicago.” Mayor Richard M. Daley
February 4, 2006 was the grand opening for the new Chicago Lawn Police Station. Mayor Daley cut the ribbon for the new state of the art station, the tenth built by the PBC under the Neighborhoods Alive program.
The $13 million, 42,000 square foot facility replaced one built in 1926. The new station is more then double the size of the old station.
The new station features:
- A new computerized command center;
- A high-tech roll call room to enhance presentations during briefing and training sessions;
- A community meeting room will promote neighborhood involvement;
- A fitness room and updated locker room facilities to help meet the needs of the police department¿s changing workforce; and
- Environmentally friendly features such as reflective roofing to reduce the urban heat island effect, electric car recharging area, and recycled content used in building materials as well as ceiling and floor tiles.