|How the new facility is planned to work with the local migrant population.|
In 2014, they had to close down the police station, as it had originally been built for an all-Swedish community, where the main job of policemen is to look for lost pets and help old ladies cross the street.
The new police station, which is being built under heavy security and is scheduled to open in 2019, will cost over $40 million construction costs in addition to an annual rental cost of $1.6 million. The security cost for the actual construction is unknown. It is planned that 250 personnel will work there in the community of around 15,000 people. This is a ratio of one cop to 60 residents (for comparison Chicago has one cop to 270 residents).
The police station will feature bullet proof windows, walls reinforced with sheet metal, and fencing around it, possibly with electrified barbed wire. So it will look more like a military installation than anything. Also it will be designated as "specially protected," which means a year in prison for anyone even throwing a stone at it.
But there are problems with the police station, as none of the largely White police working there will actually live in the community and will have to commute to it. This being Sweden, a disproportionate number will also be women. This raises several problems that would not be issues elsewhere. Police officers are worried about vandalism to their private cars so refuse to drive in, while using public transport is considered too dangerous, especially for female officers.
"Those who will be working in Rinkeby do not want to use public transport and take the subway," Local Police Area Manager Niclas Andersson told the press. "It's too dangerous. One suggestion is secure parking for the private cars of police personnel. Another is that the police will be driven to and from work."
A secure parking area for the private cars of police personnel can not be added without greatly inflating the already high cost of the facility, so it looks like police personnel will have to be bussed in at the start of each shift in a specially reinforced police bus with darkened windows.
This is what multiculturalism looks like, folks, and the costs are enormous.
|PR image of the riot control facility now under construction.|