The Peoria Police Department is opening a substation inside Northwoods Mall.
Police said the office space is located near Sears on the upper level of the mall. Northwoods is providing the space to the police department free of charge as a community service.
Police said the substation will open on May 24.
The announcement comes after several recent incidents at the mall. including a March incident where a man allegedly pulled a gun on someone while waiting in line to purchase shoes, and multipleincidents of fighting at the Round1 arcade.
When asked for comment, a mall spokesman referred us to police. A Peoria Police Department spokeswoman said more information will be available when the substation is fully operational when asked about the department's goals and purposes for the substation.