The Racine Police Department wants to build a COP House in the Rubberville neighborhood, according to Police Chief Kurt Wahlen.
In a story first reported by WRJN radio, Wahlen told a city committee last week that the city needed to help the neighborhood. He told a personal story about his wife and son driving through Rubberville and getting threatened by a large group of kids.
Wahlen would relocate an officer from the chief calls RPD's "CSI" division to Rubberville to work with the neighborhood.
Rubberville is an old working class neighborhood on Racine's west side. It's bordered by Lathrop to the west, West Blvd. to the east, 16th St. to the north and Republic Ave. to the south.