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Wal-Mart Supercenter Police Substation Becomes a Reality

Almost a year in the planning, with strong support from the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, the Wal-Mart Supercenter Police Substation has become a reality. The North District Police Substation, a joint community policing cooperative effort between the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department and the Wal-Mart Company, opened for business on April 24th. Capt. Glenn Greenwell stated, "We are really excited about this opportunity to work with local businesses." This was a win-win situation for all the retail businesses in the North Stateline and Arkansas Boulevard retail shopping area.

Chief Bob Harrison increased the stepped up police presence in 1995 when we set up our mobile police communications substation trailer during the Christmas shopping season as part of the agency's community policing program.It is our intention to do everything possible to make people shopping in Arkansas feel safe and secure. Every November, the Chief directs stepped up patrols in our shopping areas that consist of officers onbikes, marked and unmarked police cars. This effort continues through the second week after New Year. We are happy to report there were no armed robberies in the North Stateline shopping areas in 2001. We believe this was due to the large increase in police presence.

Supercenter Manager Cindy Brown provided the police department with a prime store front location for an office with a private entrance at the front of the store. The new fixed location allows officers to work on reports, make a quick phone call to headquarters and computer access to our new records management system and the department's computer e-mail. Each officer in the department has a key to the office. Wal-Mart has designated police parking at the very front of the store next to the main entrance for law enforcement vehicles.



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