SALISBURY, Md. - Come this fall, residents in Salisbury's Doverdale community could be welcoming new neighbor...the Salisbury Police Department.
Monday, the Salisbury City Council is set to discuss plans to turn a vacant home at 511 Decatur Avenue into a Police Substation, a $10,000 project.
Thomas Farmer and Stephanie Dennis live in a home a few blocks down from the proposed station. While the two say they haven't had any problems in the area, they welcome the additional eyes.
"As you see, we have cameras installed because of past tense that we've heard there have been problems further down," says Thomas Farmer.
Stephanie Dennis responded, "I wouldn't say a lot of crime...just a lot of group of actions of people, so it needs to be...monitored, yes."
Some residents we spoke with didn't see a need for the added police presence, like Tonya Givens, who's lived down the street from the proposed substation for more than 10 years.
"I lived on Priscilla Street, right behind where the substation is getting ready to go, and that street is very quiet," says Givens.
City officials say this is just a step to keep a watchful eye on what they call "areas of concentration."
This isn't the first police substation in Salisbury. There has been one on Princeton Avenue since 2010. City Council president Jake Day says with renovations that would need to be made, if the substation is approved, he expects it to be operational within a few months.
There is currently a plan for two more substations in the future.
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