I’d like to thank the citizens of Greenwood for their overwhelming support of the police building tax. I’d also like to thank the Mayor and City Council for their advice and support throughout the process. Over the past year, there have been numerous people who have expressed encouragement and have kept me motivated and determined to see this project through. Thank you to all that expressed these words via Facebook or in person. I couldn’t thank everyone I need to thank in one letter, so know I have the greatest appreciation for all of you.

The recent For vote was the last step in making this idea a reality. It is a clear indication to us that people recognize and understand the need in Greenwood for a modern police station that is suited to the work we do in the 21st century. Even in Greenwood, Arkansas law enforcement is far removed from the narrow scope of police work it once was. The new building will have many benefits that will enable us to do professional work in a more efficient way. With that being said, all of the men and women of the department greatly appreciate your support.

I believe a community’s police station is an important civic building, one that should inspire confidence and trust in its police force, meet the needs of the community and be accessible to all. With your support, citizens and visitors alike will have little difficulty locating our department. We will host law enforcement classes that will bring officers from around the state to our great city. We will have the capability of doing multiple interviews at the same time, place arrestees in cells instead of cuffing them to a bench, place evidence in a secure room with confidence, keep all police property on site, and so much more because of the great citizens of Greenwood.

I cannot thank you, the citizens, enough and hope you can clearly see my gratitude for your continued support. The plans will continue to be available in our office for your review. I also intend to keep everyone updated on the progress of this project throughout the year. If you would like to follow this project, please look us up on Facebook.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Chief Dawson