The west end police facility remodeling cost more than $1 million. One of the main reasons I support Belleville Alderman Joe Hayden for mayor is because he is the only person running who intends to use that police station with dispatchers and police staff.
The problem is, what happens when all the police are called to the other side of town? The ones left on the west end have to cover a larger area, which means a much smaller police presence. At the minimum, a Belleville police sergeant would be assigned to this facility for a quick response to a serious crime.
So don't be misled by the police car that sits there; no police are inside. It's just another myth perpetrated by Mayor Mark Eckert.
I learned in the Army not to abandon your post until properly relieved. Eckert forced the police to abandon their post.
For Eckert to abandon the West End Police Facility, has not only abandoned all the west end residents but has also tarnished him.
Alderman, Ward 4