"People like to see officers in the area," said Captain Brian McElligott, with the Stamford Police Department.
And that's what residents of Stamford's East Side neighborhood will see -- more police officers who will work out of the East Side police substation at Domus.
"The school is here. This building is well utilized by Domus and The Children's Learning Center and night gym work and the back area is used for events here so to have a police presence would be -- it's very much a positive," said McElligott.
"We're very excited the Stamford police are going to be here because we do believe it's going to give a sense of safety, a sense of caring from the police department," said Mike Duggan, executive director of Domus.
Domus provides school, community, and residential programs that help the area's most vulnerable youth.
"It'll be a great opportunity for our young people and families to get to know the police officers here. So as kids get older they'll say, 'I know this officer from coming into the work-and-learn or coming into Trailblazers. All those kinds of things, said Duggan.
"We'll also be interacting with students here. Those casual 'hellos' -- it breaks down barriers sometimes. You might not speak to an officer, an officer might not have the opportunity to speak to a student, and these casual interactions should be a positive also," said McElligott.
"So we think it's going to be remarkable that they're here and we're really glad again, that presence of safety, just makes people feel better," said Duggan.
The 83 Lockwood Ave. building is home to the fourth substation in the city.