North Blue Springs now has a new Blue Springs Police Department satellite office.
Lunar Bowl, at 2001 NW Missouri 7, opened up a new Community Crime Prevention Office in the arcade section of its facility on Thursday. The office will be used for Blue Springs police officers to hold meetings, write reports and conduct other operations as needed, according to the city.
“It provides a nice, comfortable atmosphere for someone to use instead of feeling intimidated by going to the station,” says Chief Wayne McCoy. “Also, it will serve as a unit in aid of disturbances and a place to stage community education events.”
McCoy added the office was completely donated on behalf of Lunar Bowl and that no tax dollars were involved in the creation of it.
“We had a long relationship with both the city and police department,” said Lunar Bowl Owner Garry Cobb. “Lunar Bowl believes in providing a safe environment for families.”
He said the idea of his business furnishing office space for Blue Springs Police came up during a Blue Springs Rotary Club meeting.
“I met with Chief McCoy and asked what Lunar Bowl could do to give back to the community.” As a result, the office came into existence and according to McCoy, there are now Community Crime Prevention Offices in all three of the city’s districts. The others are located at Autumn Place Apartments off of Candletree Drive and the Villas of Autumn Bend at 1620 SW Ninth St.
The crime prevention offices are not staffed around-the-clock, however, their intent is to be a presence in their section of the Blue Springs community.
“I’m all about partnerships with private businesses, and this is great,” McCoy said.
“I want to personally thank Garry Cobb and the staff here at Lunar Bowl for donating space,” Mayor Carson Ross said at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This presence will better serve the community.”