DURHAM, NC - Residents are invited to tour the Durham Police Department’s (DPD) new district 4 police substation, 2945 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 135, Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open house highlights include refreshments, safety programs, child identification cards and a moonwalk/bounce house. The department will also provide bus transportation to the new substation from the parking lot of Eagle Village Service Center / Food Lion, 3022 Fayetteville St. at noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
Neighboring businesses and district organizations are supporting the open house with in-kind contributions of food or entertainment for attendees to enjoy. Contributors include Sheetz, Jersey Mikes, Koinonia Coffeehouse, Piper’s Deli, Summit Church, North Carolina Central University and Triangle Moonwalk.
“An important benefit of the new location is that all district 4 operations are now housed under one roof,” says Deputy Police Chief Anthony Marsh. “Also, it’s significant for residents to know that while the district 4 substation has moved, delivery of police services has not been impacted as officers deliver uniform patrol services by way of their patrol cars in designated beats. District 4 officers will continue to patrol the same areas and maintain the same level of neighborhood coverage.”
DPD substation relocations have been driven by city and department growth, and to help achieve fiscal efficiencies. The new district 4 substation location is the third address in its history. Former addresses are 2524 Apex Highway and 3022-B Fayetteville St.
About the Substation
The new substation measures approximately 8,400 square feet (about 5,000 more square feet than the former location). Among the new substation’s many features are a reception area and transitional spaces for administrative operations and customer relations. The new location accommodates:
• All district 4 personnel in one location (including command staff, uniform patrol officers, Criminal Investigations, the High Enforcement Abatement Team (HEAT), as well as Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers;
• Work area for patrol officers;
• Space for multiple interview rooms that can be equipped with video recording devices to maintain best practices for policing and ergonomics;
• Locker rooms and showers for employees;
• Ample parking spaces for 45 allocated positions plus visitor spaces;
• Secured storage for files and equipment;
• Multi-purpose space for community meetings, district events and civic functions;
• Improved suitability for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) best practices; and
• Accessibility to major highways and thoroughfares.
For information, call DPD Public Information/Public Relations at (919)560-4322, ext. 29194, or email Kimberle.Walker@durhamnc.gov.
Link to event flier: Flier District 4 Open House April 13, 2013