From left, Sgt. Christie Wood, Mayor Steve Widmyer, Interim Chief Ron Clark, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White, and Lt. Mike Calderwood cut the ribbon for the substation. (Coeur d'Alene Today Photo: Keith Erickson)
After months of preparation, Coeur d’Alene now has its second police station. Local law enforcement officers, city officials and residents attended an open house and ribbon cutting on Tuesday for the Sherman Avenue substation.Interim Police Chief Ron Clark said the increased police visibility in the south part of town is something that’s been talked about for years. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to really have an impact downtown,” Clark said before joining the mayor and new Police Chief Lee White in cutting the ribbon and officially opening the substation at 1424 Sherman Avenue. The 1,000-square-foot building will be staffed by officers and non-sworn police personnel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Officers will have access to the substation 24/7/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.
Question: Do you think the substation is a concrete example of police dedication to keep a closer eye on East Sherman Avenue and the older part of Coeur d'Alene?