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Greenville Police Department holds open house

Citizens of the Camellia City got the opportunity to take a tour of the new Greenville police station on Wednesday.

The department’s new offices are located at 109 Caldwell St. in the heart of Downtown Greenville.

Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn and members of the department were on hand from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. to host a steady stream of people visiting to see the new building.

Food was served to those who attended and the entire building was opened up for the public to tour. Lovvorn and other officers also fielded questions about different aspects of the department from those who stopped by.

“We had a very good crowd turn out for the Open House on Wednesday,” Lovvorn said. “The crowd between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. was very large. So large in fact, I didn’t know if we were going to have enough room or food to accommodate everyone.”

Lovvorn and other officers took citizens on a full tour of the new offices – showing them the different rooms and how they’re used.

“Officers showed people some of our weapons and some tactical gear,” Lovvorn said. “We also let people walk through and see the different offices as well as our gym. The Drug Task Force Unit had some confiscated drugs on display for people to see as well.”

Lovvorn praised the new facility and laid out reasons for why it will benefit the city and the department.

“We now have offices for every department head, which is a really nice feature,” he concluded. “Other features like the onsite gym will help with the officers’ physical fitness. Overall, we’re very happy with the new building and were happy to show it to the people of Greenville.”