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Denton Police Department Unveils New Substation

Improving Services on South Side

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The Denton Police Department celebrated the opening of its new substation on Monday, aimed at providing faster response times and a range of policing services for the rapidly growing south side of Denton. The state-of-the-art, 24,000-square-foot facility, located next to Denton Fire Station 7, is a result of Proposition B of the 2019 bond program, which dedicated nearly $62 million to enhance the police department’s facilities.

Denton City Manager Sara Hensley expressed gratitude to the residents for overwhelmingly voting in favor of the bond. The new substation will enable better distribution of police officers across the city, ensuring timely response and better services for the community. About 65% of voters in November 2019 supported the proposition.

Mayor Gerard Hudspeth highlighted the substation’s crucial role in serving the area and providing easy access for officers to serve the Rayzor Ranch area, the northern part of the community, and upcoming developments. Denton Police Chief Doug Shoemaker emphasized the importance of the substation for building relationships with south Denton residents and improving response times during emergencies.

Attendees toured the substation, with tours led by police officers including Deputy Chief Bryan Cose, who is now stationed at the new substation. They visited various sections such as patrol operations, offices, conference rooms, and the traffic division. After the tours, participants had the opportunity to converse with police officers, Deputy Chief Cose, and city council members. A resident of The Vintage neighborhood, located across the street from the substation, shared their thoughts, saying, “Nice to know that if they are needed, they are close by.”

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