LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - On Tuesday, the Leeds Police Department held a ribbon cutting for a new substation.
This substation is at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
Police Chief Jim Atkinson Senior says this has been several months in the making.
He says the outlet is planning to expand and because of this the police department needs to expand as well.
“We will be in and out of there quiet frequently," said Atkinson. "Understand, it is not because of a high crime rate or anything at the outlet. It’s more of an addition and a deterrent where the crime rate will not increase.”
Atkinson said the substation will also be used for the citizens academy and classes the department will be hosting.
Atkinson said everyone within the department is excited about the new substation.