HPD Celebrates Groundbreaking For New North Precinct

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An artist's rendering of the new police precinct (Photo: Shane Hays, WHNT News 19)

An artist’s rendering of the new police precinct (Photo: Shane Hays, WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department celebrated the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Precinct on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s located on the campus of Alabama A&M University.

Huntsville’s mayor and several city councilmen and administrators attended the event.

Police Chief Lewis Morris says the precinct plans have been in the works for years and now it’s a reality.

“This building is going to be a beautiful building and it’s going to be a boom to north Huntsville,” said Chief Morris. “It’s going to be an asset to the city and a very valuable asset and resource to the police department.”

Chief Morris says the north precinct covers approximately 47 square miles in the city, including two universities and five schools.