New Police Substation In Mission
POSTED: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:08am
MISSION- A new police substation opened up in mission Wednesday. It's a fully operational with police dispatch, a criminal investigations unit, juvenile offices, traffic investigations, police master control and Lieutenant Tony Garcia's office, where he will lead the criminal investigations for the southern part of Mission. The 24 hour substation is located on Military Highway just East of the Anzalduas bridge and it's just like any police station. It comes after the city council approved construction, but Wednesday it became a reality.
"Not only does it make me feel privileged and honored that the council has entrusted a lot of responsibility in me but it's indicative that the professionalism and the force side that our council and mayor has for the future," said Mission Police Chief Leo Longoria.
Thirty police officers in this substation will serve approximately 16 thousand residents in the area and will be operating under two commanders and overseen by the assistant chief of police. At the ribbon cutting ceremony city council members announced adding another substation on north Inspiration and will also add 10 more police officers very soon, bringing the total number of officers in mission to 140.