Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Final Police Stop Station Opens

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Final Police Stop Station Opens

Article excerpt

When Sheriff Nat Glover took office in July 1995, he promised to

open 51 police stop stations across Jacksonville within two

years.

Yesterday, community leaders and police officials turned out to

celebrate the grand opening of the city's final stop station, in

Oceanway -- several months ahead of schedule.

The stop stations, located in donated space, are designed to

give officers a place to write reports, take a break and get to

know the people they serve. Forty-five stations popped up

quickly across the city within a year, Glover said. Police had

more difficulty finding places for the final six.

The new station is in the Oceanway Community Center, 12215 W.

Sago Ave., which is run by the city's recreation, parks and

entertainment department. Jean Dixon, an Oceanway resident who

uses the center several times a week, was visibly excited at the

opening of the stop station.

"It's such a relief to think that the police are going to be

here and in and out 24 hours a day," Dixon said. …

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