GWINNETT OFFICIALS CELEBRATE OPENING OF BAY CREEK POLICE PRECINCT, ALTERNATE 911 CENTER
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 6, 2019) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and Gwinnett County Police Department officials on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the new Bay Creek Police Precinct/Alternate 911 Center, located at 185 Ozora Road in unincorporated Loganville.
Officials cut the ribbon for the 12,117-square-foot police precinct, which will serve the county’s growing southeastern region beginning Dec. 14. The precinct features offices for command staff, a fitness center and locker rooms and evidence storage space. It will also offer services such as access to reports and a community meeting room. The alternate 911 center will provide reliable communication with officers and other agencies during critical incidents, including weather-related events, where communications might otherwise be compromised.
Police Chief Tom Doran said, “The staffing of this precinct will dramatically increase the police presence in the area, which will reduce response times to calls and enhance our service delivery through focused crime prevention and other community relations initiatives.”
“Police services for the area are currently split between two police precincts, meaning that without this precinct, those emergencies have been handled by officers in the East and South Precincts,” said District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter. “Now, those estimated 6,000 calls will be addressed by officers here in the Bay Creek Precinct, freeing up officers in those areas to handle calls closer to them and reducing response times all around.”
Cooper & Company General Contractors built the precinct and 911 center as designed by Precision Planning. The $15.9 million project was funded by the 2009, 2014 and 2017 SPLOST programs.
Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the voters who have voted time and time again to approve the SPLOST program. We are deeply appreciative of their trust in us to use their sales tax dollars to provide facilities that help us better serve our community and keep up with our growing population.”