The station went live back in July, but the official dedication was held Saturday (Sept. 22) for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Ashburn Station.
LCSO began conducting business at the Ashburn Station July 23. It replaces the University Station on Research Place, which was much smaller and not as centrally located. The University Station closed July 2.
The Ashburn Station service area had a population of 94,209 residents as of 2017. Only the Dulles South Station serves a larger population.
The new station is bigger and more modern, and its location just behind One Loudoun on Savin Hill Drive gives LCSO a top-notch facility in the center of the Ashburn service area.
“This allows are deputies to stay in the community they serve,” Field Operations Division Commander Maj. Christopher Hines said in opening Saturday’s ceremony. “It has everything the deputies need, so it will cut down on trips back and forth to the headquarters in Leesburg.”
Sheriff Mike Chapman said the station would help LCSO improve on its already stellar record in public safety.
“We already have the lowest crime rate in the area, and a big part of that is due to the partnerships we have within the community,” Chapman said. “This is more than just a law enforcement station, it creates room for many purposes to help build those partnerships.”