Police Substation Could Be Coming To Salisbury Neighborhood - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Police Substation Could Be Coming To Salisbury Neighborhood

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • VP Shoes Back to School Contest

    VP Shoes Back to School Contest

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:02:20 GMT
    Winner announced on WMDT 47 News at 12PM on 8/22/14 No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning dependent on number of entries received. Contest Dates: August 15, 2014 – AugustMore >>
    Winner announced on WMDT 47 News at 12PM on 8/22/14 No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning dependent on number of entries received. Contest Dates: August 15, 2014 – AugustMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Virginia Wildlife Center To Release 3 Bald Eaglets

    Virginia Wildlife Center To Release 3 Bald Eaglets

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:42:29 GMT
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild.More >>
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild.More >>
  • Ex-Virginia Governor's Finances Examined At Trial

    Ex-Virginia Governor's Finances Examined At Trial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:21:25 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The personal finances of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were closely scrutinized in testimony at the couple's corruption trial in federal court in Richmond.More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The personal finances of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were closely scrutinized in testimony at the couple's corruption trial in federal court in Richmond.More >>
  • UPDATE: Delmarva Restaurateur Passes Away On Mission Trip

    UPDATE: Delmarva Restaurateur Passes Away On Mission Trip

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:19:58 GMT
    DELAWARE - A Delaware restaurateur has died while on a mission trip to India. Matt Haley, a James Beard winner, has reportedly died after a motorcycle accident while on a six month mission trip in India
    More >>
    DELAWARE - A Delaware restaurateur has died while on a mission trip to India. Matt Haley, a James Beard winner, has reportedly died after a motorcycle accident while on a six month mission trip through India and Nepal. Governor Jack Markell released the following statement after hearing of Haley's passing. "Carla and I are devastated by the loss of our friend, Matt Haley.
    More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • Man In Custody After Alleged Hit And Run In Stolen Car

    Man In Custody After Alleged Hit And Run In Stolen Car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:55:46 GMT
    EASTON, Md. -  Easton Police say an Anne Arundel County man is now behind bars after he allegedly committed a hit and run in a stolen car in Talbot County.According to reports, Marquis Crossen, 21, ofMore >>
    EASTON, Md. -  Easton Police say an Anne Arundel County man is now behind bars after he allegedly committed a hit and run in a stolen car in Talbot County.According to reports, Marquis Crossen, 21, ofMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.