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Mayor Kos and Police Chief William Jebb today announced the opening of the Chicopee Center Police Substation at 264 Exchange St, Suite 1 which is at the rear of the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce offices. The station will be staffed with volunteers and officers from Chicopee center beat. The hours of operation will vary.
“We are pleased to open the first ever Police substation in the downtown,” said Mayor Kos. “We have been committed to an increased police presence here in our downtown and this just adds to it. The visibility of our regular patrols coupled with this new substation goes a long way in assuring residents and visitors that this area is a safe place to be. I thank the City Council for their continued commitment to public safety measures.”
“I thank Mayor Kos and the City Council for their support,” said Chief Jebb. “This substation provides a great resource for us and the community. We are here to help and we want people in the downtown and across the City to know that.”
This substation is intended to be a resource for community members. It will have brochures ranging from child safety to vehicle safety. It gives residents a safe and discreet place to speak to the police if needed. This station will not be staffed at all hours.
The opening of the substation is not a reaction to an increase in crime, which has seen a steady decrease, but rather a pro-active measure to complement current resources.
If there is an emergency residents are asked to dial 911. For regular business or non-emergency issues call 413-594-1700.