Bennie Currie, (312) 744-9277
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.