Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site

Police officers from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Photo from Facebook

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians plans to build a police sub-station at the site of its proposed casino in Indiana.

The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend. The design is still being developed but it would not include a detention component.

"In all honesty, I think I am free to say that we would like to start construction on it sometime this year," Police Chief William Lux said at a planning meeting on Wednesday, WSBT reported. The city's board of zoning appeals recommended approval of the structure, the station reported.

The tribe plans a $500 million casino, hotel and other development at the site. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is working on the environmental impact statement for the project.

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Pokagon Band of Potowatomi police substation proposed (WSBT 1/6)
South Bend Board of Zoning Appeals in favor of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal police substation (FOX28 1/6)
Pokagon Band pushes forward with South Bend police station plans (The South Bend Tribune 12/29)

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