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Northwest District Toledo Police Station reopens bringing relief to neighborhood

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins made a campaign promise when running for election. He said he planned to reopen the Northwest District Toledo Police Station on Sylvania Avenue by his 100 day in office.

Monday will mark day 88, and the doors to the station will swing open.

The station was closed several years ago by the Bell Administration to save money. Residents in the area say the police presence reduced crime and gave them a sense of security. They are glad to see the men and women in blue return.

"It's going to help the neighborhood," said John Curtis, who lives across the street from the station.

"I think it will keep some of the riff-raff out of the neighborhood. Help slow traffic down on Sylvania Avenue. Sometimes I hear them going down 60-70 MPH just cruising," said Curtis.

The price tag for the re-opening is $120,000 and 25-30 officers will work here. The front desk will be manned by an officer to take reports.

It will also be home to the canine unit, the traffic section and staffed by detectives and officers from the special victims unit and domestic violence office.

"We don't want them to be anymore traumatized or anymore afraid than they already are. It's a lot more relaxed atmosphere for them," said Lt. Mark King.

Sam Jung not only lives on Sylvania Avenue but also owns the Mayflower Restaurant there. He said the station never should have closed.

"Everybody in the whole neighborhood feels a lot safer," said Jung.

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