New Police Substation Opens in Downtown Brownsville

Business and city leaders and police officers during the ribbon cutting of the new Brownsville police substation shown behind them. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Local and area residents should now be safer when venturing into downtown Brownsville during night hours.

A new substation has opened its doors in the Market Square in a building considered to be one of the oldest in the state.

The PD facility is equipped with a four-officer bike patrol and will open six days a week. The days and hours are yet to be determined.

Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez said having a presence in the downtown area will make the area safer and more efficient when responding to calls from the public.

“We have limited resources but we will provide better police services,” he during Wednesday’s, Aug, 28 ribbon cutting of the substation. “This is finally happening in the 35 years I have here (with PD).”

Dozens of people, including city and business leaders and interested citizen, attended the event.

Esmy Villarreal, president of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the substation on behalf of the chamber’s 700-plus members.

“We are also celebrating the remodeling of Market Square,” she said. “We would like to congratulate the City of Brownsville.”

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