STEELE CREEK NEWS
Police Station had its Grand Opening Today
2012) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department held the Grand
Opening for its new Steele Creek Police Station today. Division
Commander Allan Rutledge welcomed the community to the new, 12,000
square-foot facility at the corner of Westinghouse Boulevard and S
Tryon St. He said that year-long construction went smoothly -- on
budget and on time.
Police Chief Rodney
Monroe said that the new station helps fulfill the department's
vision to better connect the division offices with their communities
by building new stations in central locations and getting them out
Council Member LaWana Mayfield, who represents Steele Creek and the
rest of District 3, said this was totally a "We" project, a
constructive partnership for the community.
Sabrina Brown, Public
Art Commission Chair, presented the sculpture "Canopy" by artist
Billy Lee that sits in front of the station. It incorporates a tree,
which represents the stability, shelter, and protection provided by
the Police Department, and a circle, creating a contemporary hybrid
that brings nature into an urban environment.
For years, the Steele
Creek Division office was hidden at the old Police Academy building
behind a big fence and a parking lot. Now the office is sitting at
one of the most visible locations in Steele Creek. Patrol officers
have been visible throughout the community, but now they won't be
going back into hiding when their shifts are over. They truly will
be an integral part of the community now that they're in the heart
of Steele Creek.
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