LR Officials Break Ground on New Police Station

LR Officials Break Ground on New Police Station

The new station will be built on the corner of 12th and Pine in midtown.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- City leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new police station in a neighborhood where crime has been a problem.

The new station will be built on the corner of 12th and Pine in midtown.

The area has seen its share of trouble, including an officer-involved shooting that sparked outrage just one week ago.

Residents hope the 44,000 square foot, $12 million facility will make the neighborhood safer.

"I think its a strong statement that city hall cares, and they care very much about the well-being of the citizens in all parts of our city, and particularly in this part of our city," Mayor Mark Stodola says.

The new station is next to a community resource center and will continue a restoration project that's already brought in bike lanes and police cameras.

The project is set to be completed by 2014.
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