On Wednesday, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new District VII police station in Fort Washington. The station has been in development for 13 years and will open its doors soon. Once the nearly 19,000 square foot facility becomes fully operational, now scheduled for late January, it will reduce police response times countywide.
“The Prince George’s County Police Department looks forward to having the District VII station up and running. This year, overall crime in the communities that will soon be covered by the District VII station has dropped 18%. It’s our hope that this new station will enhance our service to the communities in the southern part of Prince George’s County,” said Chief Mark Magaw.
County Executive Baker will join Chief Magaw at Wednesday’s event. “For nearly two decades, the residents of south county have advocated for a police station in their community. The opening of this new station is a testament to their years of vigilance," said County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.
“This is not just a new building, it is a sign that this administration is committed to enhancing public safety throughout the county. The opening of the District VII station represents a step forward for public safety in this community and in Prince George’s County.”
Following remarks, a tour of the facility will be given to those attending the ceremony.
WHO: Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive
Chief Mark Magaw, Prince George’s County Police
Derrick Davis, Prince George’s County Council Chair
Obie Patterson, Prince George’s County Council Member
WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
TIME: 11:00 am
WHERE: PGPD District VII Station
11108 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD
Members of the community and media are asked to park at the Livingston Square Shopping Center located at the corner of Livingston Road and Old Fort Road. A shuttle bus will be provided to take media and citizens to the district station for the event. The shuttle service begins at 10:00 am.