STEELE CREEK — Its perhaps one of the nicer new facilities that nobody wants to visit. But the public will have the chance anyway.
An open house soon will be set for the new Steele Creek police station at N.C. 49 and Westinghouse Boulevard. The public and public officials will be able to tour the facility and meet with staff.
Officers began working there last month. The facility is about 12,000 square feet and has space for 115 officers. Previously, the Steele Creek division was located at 1750 Shopton Road.
The move was made to the new location in part to provide more space, since the division will no longer share facilities with other divisions there. Also, leadership wanted an office more centrally located in Steele Creek and nearer Lake Wylie. The division covers more than 60 square miles.
Capt. Allan Rutledge said that the event should take place Sept. 19, yet many officers were occupied at present and that details would be verified soon. Previously plans were announced for an early afternoon event that same day.
On Friday, an officer said that plans hadnt been finalized and wouldnt be until after the Democratic National Convention cleared town. Numerous officers from the Steele Creek Division were assigned to tasks related to the convention.
As long as the president is here, the officer said Friday morning, its still going on.