New Police Station Dedication is Today

San Diego Union June 21, 1985

A new police station serving Southeast San Diego, Encanto and Paradise Hills will be dedicated today.

Councilman William Jones, Mayor Roger Hedgecock and Police Chief William B. Kolender will officiate at the 11 a.m. ceremonies.

The 16,000 square foot structure at 7222 Skyline Drive will house the 155 officer Southeast Division which has been working out of a temporary facility nearby.

Commander Ken Fortier said that when police have transferred their operations to the new station development will start on an adjacent neighborhood park.

The station, which cost 2.2 million dollars, is the second to be built using proceeds from land sale revenues authorized by voters in 1979. The first was the Western Division station in Mission Valley, which was completed last July.

Construction is proceeding on a new downtown police headquarters that will house the Central and Traffic Divisions and work is to start later this year on new stations to serve the city's eastern and northeastern areas.
Officer Lorenzo Ruiz Jr. 1985