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New digs for Detroit schools police

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Sarah Hulett
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Michigan Radio
Officials including Detroit Board of Education President Anthony Adams, holding giant scissors, and Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, to Adams' left, were on hand for the opening of the new DPS police headquarters

Detroit Public Schools has a brand-new, state-of-the-art police headquarters.

It’s part of a $42 million initiative to improve security in the school district.

The facility includes a detention center, K-9 kennels, and an alarm system that will alert officers when doors to school buildings are opened when they shouldn’t be, said DPS Police Chief Roderick Grimes:

"We have a command center that will house state-of-the-art camera systems, which will allow us to look at the interior and the exterior of every school, 24 hours a day."

Money to pay for the building’s construction came from $500.5 billion bond initiative voters approved in 2009.

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