Paradise Valley Police Department to open Cherokee substation

The Paradise Valley Police Department is opening a substation at Cherokee Elementary School, 8801 N 56th St. in the Town of Paradise Valley.

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

Substations allow officers to maintain their geographic beat while writing reports, returning phone calls, and conducting investigations, a press release states.

Visibility of the officer in their geographic beat is a secondary benefit to the citizens of Paradise Valley. The computer equipment purchased by the Paradise Valley Town Council and placed in the police vehicles allows for easy transport into the substation, police officials say.

Cherokee is a perfect partner for this program, due to its location in the center of one of the departments’ geographic beats. The Paradise Valley Police Department and Cherokee school have partnered on several projects this year in order for the school children and the Paradise Valley officers to build relationships.

Included in those projects is “Blue Wednesday”, where the officers enjoy lunch with the school children periodically on a Wednesday, the release states.

The grand opening of this substation is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The public is invited to attend.

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