The City of Cincinnati held a ceremony Thursday morning to officially open a new police welcome center at the Banks.
The center will house special events and downtown service units to coordinate the city's response for special events. It will also serve as a centralized police presence for the Central Business District, the future Horseshoe Casino, the Cincinnati Riverfront Park and other new amenities.
The new center will also serve as a place for the public to stop and get information or ask for directions.
The new center is located at 150 Freedom Way East.