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On Monday, August 9th, the City of Lubbock and Lubbock Police Department will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the city's first patrol division station.

There ceremony will be taking place at the division station, located at East 19th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m. Community members will be allowed to tour the building after the ribbon-cutting.

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, Chief of Police Floyd Mitchell, City Council members and Division Station Deputy Chief Jason Skrabanek will have remarks throughout the ceremony.

In an LPD news release, it was detailed that the opening of this division station is part of the Public Safety Improvements Projects that was approved by the Lubbock City Council back in March of 2018.

It's been around 20 months since construction of the station actually began, and now the 11,000 square foot facility will house 97 officers and civilians.

On top of this, 2 other police division stations, along with a downtown headquarters, are currently being constructed in north and south Lubbock as part of a decentralization plan. That plan was designed to increase community-oriented policing.

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