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New police precinct to open at former Peterbilt building

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The public was invited to get a better look at plans for a new police precinct and crime lab at the old Peterbilt Trucks manufacturing facility in Madison.

Thursday night, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Metro Police Department answered questions about the new facility, set to open next year.

Peterbilt closed the 66-acre complex on Myatt Drive just north of Old Hickory Boulevard in late 2009.

The new precinct will break Nashville into six geographical areas from eight geographical areas.

"This is going to bring new resources to the Madison-Rivergate area," Chief Steve Anderson told Nashville's News 2, adding, "We want the community involved in their own future and this is our way of accomplishing that."

The renovated building will also be home to MTA's administrative and heavy maintenance operations.

"All around it's going to benefit everybody because our area of responsibility is shrinking and you can only imagine that makes us more effective," Commander Anthony Carter said, adding, "It's good news for everybody."

Thursday's meeting took place at 6 p.m. at the public library on Gallatin Pike in Madison.

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