SAVANNAH, GA (June 14, 2013): Officers of the Central Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will be working from other offices and their vehicles for the next two weeks as the air conditioning system of the Bull Street office is repaired.
Capt. DeVonn Adams, commander of the precinct, said he sent clerical staff home and detectives to different precincts Friday after temperatures reached the mid-90s in the building at 1512 Bull Street. The air conditioning unit failed Thursday.
“Basically, most of our work is done from vehicles, so service to the precinct will not be affected,” Adams said. “It will be an inconvenience to officers and office staff but we are working to minimize the effect on the public. But we could not jeopardize the health of the employees by remaining in the building.”
Telephone calls to the precinct are being redirected to the office of Patrol North Major James Barnwell and the public is encouraged to call Emergency 911 with any immediate concerns. A sub-station recently opened in McAlpin Square shopping center will be pressed into expanded service beginning Monday and detectives and office staff will be working from that office or different precincts.
The Bull Street building is leased from Bull Street Baptist Church, which is working to correct the problem.