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Police Substation At Edward Waters College New Criminal Justice Center

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Edward Waters College cut the ribbon today on its new Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Center.

In addition to classrooms, the $2.6 mil building will also house a police substation. Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford says the facility will serve as a crime deterrent.

“There are 240 officers that will be calling that building home. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to increase our physical presence day in and day out, in that area around EWC,” he said.

More than 1,500 violent crimes were reportedly committed within a one-mile radius around Edward Waters last year.

Rutherford says he expects the new substation will also help the JSO recruit new officers.

You can follow Cyd Hoskinson on Twitter @cydwjctnews.