City Eyeing North End Corner For New Police Substation

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The city is considering the corner of Holcomb and Coventry streets for a new police substation, officials said.

Land at that intersection is owned by the city. Organizers would use about $1.8 million from the sale of the Morgan Street garage to create the substation.

Proposed location for new police substation.

Proposed location for new police substation.

About 40 to 60 officers would use the facility, officials said.

The former North End substation, on Albany Avenue, has been demolished. You can read more about that here.

Additionally, the shooting task force will move from its headquarters in the former Quark Middle School on Williams Street to 50 Jennings Road — where the police department was located before its move to High Street this past winter — within the next two months, officials said.

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7 thoughts on “City Eyeing North End Corner For New Police Substation

  1. Donna Swarr

    This article did not mention any other substations in Hartford. The only other substation that I know of in Hartford is on Albany Avenue. Why would they need two in the same area of the city? Is the one on Albany Avenue too small? I read the article about the informal offices around the city. I commend the police leadership in documenting, assessing and determining the strategic selection of these offices. What is the purpose of the substation?

  2. joseph

    It doesn’t matter as the one that they have on Albany Avenue and Magnolia Street is abandoned

  3. Bpatel

    The small City Of Hartford does not need substation. New police station is not too far. Look what happened to Albany sub station and many others in Hartford. Why Hartford repeats the same mistakes.

  4. Larry Deutsch, Minority Leader

    To Jenna:
    A new north end substation is a move I worked on as a measure of balance and fairness for those who felt there was need, while more substations are in south end. At time of Morgan St. Garage sale, I brought this issue up as possible side agreement to benefit entire city, not just for a downtown real estate transaction (sale by City to State). City Council hasn’t been informed.
    Who is “the city”, “organizers”? Do you know where the $1.8 M is now supposed to come from?
    L. Deutsch, Council

    1. Jenna Carlesso Post author

      Hi Larry,

      As stated above, $1.8 million from the sale of the Morgan Street garage would be used to fund this project (perhaps they were inspired by your proposal). I heard about the plan from the chief of police and your council colleague, Kyle Anderson, who heads up the public safety committee. He is aware of the proposal. I would contact him for more information.

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