A Rhode Island housing complex known for criminal activity has some new tenants — the police.
The tallest building in Cranston, the 13-story Knightsville Manor, is the new location for a police substation. Officers at the manor will have 24-hour access to the same databases available at police headquarters.
In addition to the placement of the substation, police say a new community-policing campaign includes the installation of surveillance cameras and is expected to include a greater effort to screen out problem tenants.
Police say Knightsville Manor had become the site of drug-dealing, fights and other problems.
The space, technology and office furniture were donated to police by the Cranston Housing Authority.