Satellite police office coming to northeast Everett
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EVERETT — North Everett will soon be getting its own satellite police office.
The Everett Housing Authority is promising 492 square feet of office space to the Everett Police Department inside a new 20-unit apartment complex.
The satellite office will be at 1130 Rainier Ave. at the intersection of 12th Street, and it allows police to take statements, interviews and complete paperwork at a location much more convenient than the main precinct on Wetmore Avenue.
The site is between Broadway and East Marine View Drive within walking distance from Wiggums Hollow Park, Hawthorne Elementary and the north Everett Boys and Girls Club, in the Delta Neighborhood.
Since both parties find the satellite office to be beneficial, the city will not need to pay rent on the property. A 10-year lease agreement will begin on Sept. 1.
“We’ve had an interest in more police presence up there and we’ve had an interest in having a space up north,” city spokeswoman Meghan Pembroke said.
The city is picking up basic utility costs associated with the site, such as electricity and phone.
The rest of the steps to set up the office will cost little. Basic office expenses, such as printing and paper, are likely not to have much of an impact, as these are tasks that would be done at the main precinct.
The city will furnish the site with a laptop docking station and chairs but will pull from the city’s surplus if they can to minimize costs.
The satellite office is a result of ongoing conversations the city has had with the Everett Housing Authority.
“It will be a lot more efficient than having to come back to main precinct location on Wetmore,” Pembroke said.