International District comes together to discuss new police station | KOB 4

International District comes together to discuss new police station

Joy Wang
July 16, 2018 10:25 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - People who live in Albuquerque’s International District are telling city leaders what they want to see in their new police station.


In addition to officers working in the station, there are also plans to include a waterpark, a walkway and possibly even a soccer field or basketball court.

“We're literally building this process from the ground up, starting at schools, the neighborhood, the neighborhood association, sitting around the table with police officers and saying, ‘what does a community room look like where an officer can do their work and the community can help kids do homework at the same place,'” said Albuquerque City Counselor Pat Davis.

At Monday’s meeting, the community offered suggestions about how a community, that’s been known for its high crime rate, can be a model for the rest of the city.

“For the first time, you won't walk in a police station and have to talk to a cop through bulletproof glass. You’re going to feel as welcome there as our police officers do,” Davis said.

The project is expected to cost $10 million. The city already has $5 million set aside which is enough to start construction in early 2019.


Joy Wang

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