New Police Station Started for Roxboro, N.C.

15,000-s.f. structure expected to cost $2.78 million

In Oxford, Police Chief John Wolford's department is headquartered in a building built in 1978.

"We do like the idea of a satellite office somewhere in the city as part of our community-oriented policing plan under our umbrella 'Police and Community Together' [program], but have not pursued that aggressively recently," he said.

Oxford's population is approximately 8,500, so the city's small size is a factor in Wolford's considerations.

Wolford did say he was exploring possibilities for funding a mobile command policing center, which he believed would provide greater flexibility to patrol in a certain area for an extended period, plus provide greater contact and exposure.

"As our city grows, we know there may be a need for some renovations and/or expansion at our facility, but in conjunction with the Board of Commissioners and the city manager, that will be addressed as the need arises," he said.