The Racine Police Department will open its newest neighborhood Community Policing House -- commonly referred to as a C.O.P. house -- on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m.
The new house is located at 1900 16th St., the northwest corner of 16th and Phillips Avenue. There will be a short ceremony followed by refreshments and an opportunity to tour the facility. This is the department's sixth C.O.P. house.
The renovation of this building began in May 2010, by Racine Community Outpost, the Racine Police Department, local businesses, private contractors and individuals. Begun in 1993, the C.O.P. house program is a tool to fight crime and improve the quality of life in troublesome neighborhoods. An officer is assigned to a C.O.P. house for several years and is dedicated to the neighborhood.
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