Bulletin Staff Report

The Bend Police Department is adding a substation downtown to improve policing in the increasingly busy business district.

The substation, which will open later this year, will be located at 61 Oregon Avenue in the former office of the Downtown Bend Business Association.

Officers will use it to complete follow-up investigations, write reports and make phone calls, according to a city press release.

Bend police have three other substations used as needed for report writing and other office use, according to a city spokeswoman. They are housed in the west, north and south Bend Fire Department stations.