The city of Toledo re-opened the Northwest District police station on Monday, nearly two years after it was closed in a cost-cutting move by former Toledo Mayor Mike Bell.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins vowed during last year's mayoral campaign that he would re-open the station within the first 100 days of his term if he was elected. "Today we are restoring this neighborhood," Mr. Collins said.
Sam Jung lives across the street from the station. He is glad the station is back open. "Well I think it's really helpful for the neighborhood, because the neighborhood is going to be safer," Mr. Jung said.
In 2012 Toledo City Council approved $100,000 for repairs to the station. City finance director George Sarantou says the final cost rose to $125,000.
The station lies within District 5, which is represented by Councilman Tom Waniewski.
"I think the residents are happy, it gives the perception of police presence in the community and you can't put a price on that," Mr. Waniewski said.