HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Legislative Council in Hamden has unanimously approved making a new substation.
Tonight a meeting was held to talk about furnishing a building in an area that is plagued by drug related crime. The building is located at 943 Dixwell Avenue and should only take a few weeks to get it ready to open on January 1st. This is the time frame that Chief Wydra of Hamden Police expects the substation to be functioning by.
There is a 10-year-lease agreement that would open the building for residents to better communicate with the police department. The substation would also be used for similar work done at police stations including resident complaints.
President of the Legislative Council Members, James Pascarella says he is please to see this new addition to the community of the south end of Hamden.
Councilman-at-large, Jack Kennelly echoed the same sentiments, “I want to commend Chief Wydra for the initiative and diligence with continued efforts to forge ahead in developing the trust and relationships with residents of the community for recognizing the need for police and community partnerships”.
The whole point of having a substation is in hopes that it can help reduce crime.
There used to be a substation located on Newhall Street but that has been closed for more than a year. According to the New Haven Register, that building had heating issues.