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Henrico students help police build a new substation

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

Henrico police are thanking some high school students with helping them gain a bigger presence in one part of the county.

The department is hard at work on its new substation at Virginia Center Commons and they're getting help from students at Varina High School.

Logan Charity knows his way around a circuit breaker, for the last few weeks he and several other Varina High School students have used the skills they've learned in technology class to get the new Henrico county police substation up and running.

"We've been coming out in groups from our classroom and we have been coming out and running circuits here and putting in receptacles and all that for the new police station and it's pretty cool," said Charity.

Police say Charity and his classmates have worked relentlessly to transform this former jewelry store into a substation -- giving police a bigger presence in this part of the county.

"They've been very instrumental in this project," said Captain Albert Scott of the Henrico Police Department.

"Just knowing that I was able to help the officers who help us everyday it's cool having that feeling that I can help them knowing that every night they're out trying to help me you know," said Charity.

Working side by side with Henrico police has a been a great experience for Charity.

"We've done all this stuff here, and now to actually come out and teach somebody how to do it, I think that's a cool experience," said Charity.

And it is work Capt. Albert Scott says these students should be proud of.

"It will strengthen the business community, as well as continue to address and impact crime not just here in the central station, but in Henrico county," said Scott.

Students will continue working with Henrico police until all the engineering work is complete. The station is expected to open December first at Virginia Center Commons.

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