The Plano Police Department (PPD) Northwest Substation is our newest facility and also home to a memorial for fallen peace officer Weston Hardy. The 23,142 square foot building opened in mid-June with a virtual unveiling because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The site at 4046 McDermott Road accommodates more than 100 department staff (sworn and civilian) along with:
Funds from the 2017 Bond Election for public safety paid for this project. Residents in this section of the City are now closer to a variety of services like reporting crimes and obtaining copies of reports. Having this substation in place also helps alleviate some overcrowding at the department’s downtown headquarters.
Take a stroll through PPD’s new extension:
Just a month after the Northwest Substation opened, an important installation was completed with the placement of Officer Dayle Weston “Wes” Hardy’s motorcycle. This beloved peace officer was killed in the line of duty on July 7, 2007 while performing a traffic stop at the intersection of Independence and Russell Creek. His accident occurred in the neighborhood not far from the new substation.
During the ceremony, Police Chief Ed Drain shared that Wes loved his job. He is the only PPD officer ever to die while serving. Wes’ motorcycle was restored and placed in memorial at the Joint Use Facility for years prior to this move. Now the bike and the traffic unit where he served are in their new home.
Watch the touching transfer to the Northwest Substation: