‘A strategic decision’: New police substation opens in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A new police substation is now open in Daytona Beach about a block away from the Seabreeze area.


That’s where the mayor of Daytona Beach said police handled more than 14,000 calls for service in just two years.

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The substation is part of a bigger plan to keep people in the area safe, and put officers closer to where issues are happening.

The entire area is in the middle of a major overhaul, including more lights and cameras, stricter restrictions at bars and now, the substation.

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“We are reinforcing the message to everyone, including bar owners, that they will be held accountable for maintaining a safe and responsible environment,” Police Chief Jakari Young said. “Placing this substation right next door and right across the street from two gentleman’s club was a strategic decision.”

Earlier this month, the chief served nearby Razzles Night Club with an emergency suspension, citing a rise in violent crime connected to the establishment.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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