Police to open center at Ralphs | TheUnion.com

Police to open center at Ralphs

Grass Valley police officers will soon be a regular sight at Ralphs supermarket in the Brunswick Basin.

On Tuesday, Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster officially got approval from the City Council to set up a community resource center in the grocery store to be staffed by police officers and volunteers.

The center is expected to open in April or May. It will be staffed 24 hours a day, with certain hours set aside for office hours for the public. It will give the police department a presence in the area and allow for police officers and volunteers to meet with residents, Foster said.

“We chose Ralphs because it’s open 24 hours,” he said.

The new center will be located inside the store where the Bank of America used to be, Foster explained. It will also come at no cost to the city. Ralphs has agreed to provide the space free of charge, and Jerry Weidler of Timberline Custom Homes has offered to build the office for free.

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