THE BRONX –The NYPD’s 40 precinct will be relocating and getting a new $68 million facility that will be built a mile away from its current location.
“Every aspect of the new precinct has been considered with the people of the South Bronx in mind,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.
The 42,000-square-foot station will feature three levels of space dedicated to officer training, physical fitness, storage, maintenance of gear and vehicles, and the first-ever community events space built in an NYPD facility. This addition to the structure is expected to enhance transparency and communication between the police and the local residents.
“Our message to New York going forward is that this is your station house,”said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. “We were working in a century-old building that was designed for century-old policing methods. Now we’re changing that with a modern facility made for modern, neighborhood policing. Everyone should take pride in not only the jobs they do but where they do them.”
The new precinct will replace the precinct’s current home, which was built in 1922.