Shreveport Police Union opposes move to Sears building
the Shreveport The Police Officers Association does not support the use of the former Sears building at St. Vincent Shopping Center as the headquarters of the Shreveport Police Department.
In a post on social networks, the management of SPOA said:
Did you know your local leaders in Shreveport want to invest $ 27,000,000 of taxpayer dollars in a 50 year old building? The public safety of our citizens and the officers of Shreveport is on the back burner for the leaders of your council. Help us today by OPPOSING the use of the old Sears building as a permanent relocation of the Shreveport Police Department!
The video says that “Councilor Grayson Boucher intends to push the Shreveport Police Department from an 80-year-old building to a 50-year-old building. The post says that move will include spending $ 27 million to renovate the old Sears property. SPOA claims that SPD has never had a new building. This video says the police department has always been relegated to basements or makeshift buildings.
This video also critiques the bond proposals that will be on the ballot in November:
With a $ 240 million bond proposal, around $ 35 million is allocated to law enforcement. How can you watch the crime reports every night and send them to voters? When will the reality of crime and the lack of police funding for elected officials come about?
Watch the video posted by the SPOA:
The SPOA says it is against any plan that would move the SPD to the old Sears building. “We don’t want over $ 27 million in taxes spent on a 50-year-old structure. Build a new police facility that will last for years and serve this city for decades.”
City Councilor Boucher told KEEL News he wanted to look at “all available options.” It doesn’t push anything at all. But he wants to have a plan in place before he sends it to voters.
Could this empty building be the new Shreveport Police Headquarters?
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