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Residents react to reopening of NW District station

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People living in the DeVeaux neighborhood hope they'll see a dip in crime now that the police sub station has re-opened.      

Minutes after the mayor and city leaders cut the crime tape for the re-opening of the Northwest police station, it's first citizen came in to make a report.  Norb Boeke says someone hit the back of his car on the expressway.

"I was waiting for the officers and they weren't coming and weren't coming. Then I called back in and they told me I could come here an file a report. So they mentioned this address  so I knew where it was. It's a lot easier than going downtown," he says.     

The building was closed in 2012 as a cost-cutting measure. Mayor Collins says it was a bad move and says he wants residents to feel safe.

"A police presence is critical," he says.

Three dozen officers, including detectives, the traffic unit and the K-9 unit will work out of the building.  

The station will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     

     
   

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