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SCMPD breaks ground on new precinct building

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Savannah-Chatham Metro police will soon have a new precinct building. On Tuesday, they broke ground on their new $2.5 million building on the corner of Ogeechee Rd. and Bradley Blvd.

The project is being named after former Savannah police chief David Gellatly, who served as district 6 representative for 12 years. Under his leadership, the department became a national model of professionalism as one of the first 100 law enforcement departments in America to get recognition from the National Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. He says a precinct in this area will be a significant addition for the community.

"It will increase their response time. The people will feel a lot more secure driving by and being able to see a police station in plain sight. Overall it is a win-win for this part of the county," said Gellatly.

The 15,000 square foot building is being paid for by the special purpose local option sales tax.

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