The Peoria Police Department and Northwoods Mall are teaming up in a proactive move at the start of summer.
The Police Department is opening a substation on the upper level of the mall near Sears. The space for the satellite police station is being provided rent-free.
It’s a move that comes after a couple of highly publicized fights in the common part of the mall outside one of the main youth attractions.
The Peoria Police Substation is expected to open in two weeks. More details of the specific use and services to be provided at that location are expected with its opening.