Posted on April 11, 2018 at 5:07 PM by Darren Musselwhite
As our city continues to grow, we must constantly review our operations for effectiveness and efficiency. Currently, our Police Department operates in our main headquarters on Northwest Drive and we house our traffic division at our East Precinct on May Boulevard. The Police Department’s need for more building space and the WIN Job Center’s decision to terminate their lease agreement for the City’s building located at 7320 Highway 51 North were two factors involved with a recent decision to add our new Police West Precinct.
This building is currently under construction for the appropriate build-out for Police needs and will be occupied within approximately 90 days. The WIN Job Center has relocated to 5847 Getwell Road Building B Suite 3.
Another significant factor considered for this decision is the increased criminal activity in the original part of our city along Highway 51 and nearby residential neighborhoods. This is a common trend as cities age, but will be unaccepted in Southaven. The most effective crime deterrent is Police presence. Our Police will be seen more in this area and will stop this trend. “Original Southaven” is where it all began for us and will continue to play a vital role in the overall health and success of our city.
Our Police operation on Northwest Drive will continue to be our Police Headquarters and the East Precinct will continue to function in the appropriate capacity.