The new Suwanee Police substation at I-85 will have its coming-out ceremony in September. The facility at I-85 and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 10, officials announced recently.
Ground was broken in January for the facility, which has a total project cost of about $1.9 million. The facility at I-85 and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road will give Suwanee Police greater visibility in the Gateway area, which is a high priority for redevelopment with Suwanee officials.
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The police substation also will house a new firing range, which also can be leased out to other law-enforcement agencies.
Police Chief Mike Jones has said the goals of the new substation are training and visibility.
"If people are coming into town (on I-85) and need the police, they don't have to look for us," Jones said. The training means police "will exceed the expectations of our citizens."
Suwanee Police headquarters will remain on Buford Highway across from City Hall.
Formerly, the site housed a blighted gas station. Suwanee officials still will receive income from a billboard located on the property.