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PCI opens new PD

Cutting the ribbon, from left, Mike Reynolds, Terry Sweat, Connie Vickery, Eddie Tullis, Charlotte Meckel, Bruce Lee, Chris Rutherford, and Terry Leonard./News photo by Keesha O’Barr Frye

News Staff Writer

The Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Police Department recently cut the ribbon on their new home at 60 Calvin McGhee Drive in Building 300.
For the past 30 years, the Poarch PD has been located at their office in the old Poarch Creek Tribal Fire Department building.
Renovations on the new location started in the summer of 2018.
The new location that once served as the Tribal Education Department has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility to help offer the very best to the Poarch community.
“Ever since I have been working with the police department, we have been located at the old fire department,” Poarch Creek Police Department Executive Assistant Connie Vickery said. “I have been with Poarch for 30 years, so that is a long time. We are very happy and excited to be in our new facility,”
The public was welcomed to the new facility by Poarch Police Department officers and staff.
On walking in the door, visitors received gun locks to help promote firearm safety and were entered into door prize drawings.
Tours were given of the new facility and the adjoining tribal court facilities and meets and greets were held with officers and staff members.
Refreshments and cake were served in the tribal court facilities.