HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has a new home in the north part of town. Instead of cutting ribbon, they cut cake and invited the public in for an open house.
“This is your precinct. It’s your police department, we’re here to serve you,” said Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris.
Huntsville PD opened the doors to their new north precinct. The public was invited to tour the $2.6 million facility built with future growth in mind.
“It just gives us opportunity in the future to expand if we need to,” said Captain Juan Joyner, the precinct commander. The north precinct used to be in a leased facility on Mastin Lake Road, but thanks to a donation from Alabama A&M University, they finally have place of their own.
“We want to be sure you have a wonderful place in which to work,” said Alabama A&M president Andrew Hugine Jr. “We certainly are pleased to play a significant role in the accomplishment of this beautiful precinct here.”
“They were involved in donating the land that the building sits on,” said Capt. Joyner of the university’s contribution. “We actually set up an office for them to be used as a liaison office or however they see fit.”
The 100 officers working in the north precinct moved into their new home last Wednesday on North Memorial Parkway. It’s also home to Fire Station No. 8 as part of the North Public Safety Complex.