Local artists painting murals to spruce up police station

Houston RCMP have developed a local committee of artists to paint murals for the outside of the local police station.

Houston police have developed a local committee of artists to paint murals for the local police station.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says the local artists have started work already and police are planning a barbecue unveiling next spring, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Houston detachment.

“The detachment as a whole, I think looks a bit like a compound,” said Sgt. Rose.

“I don’t like the look of the detachment but I’m fairly restricted on what I can change,” he said, adding that he’s gotten permission to move forward with these plans.

“In a nutshell, what it’s going to be is some really large murals fixed to the outside of the building that are created, painted and prepared by members of the community,” Sgt. Rose said.

The theme will revolve around community policing and how the police are involved in the community.

It will involve local art mentors and students from the high school program, and the committee will oversee the design, Sgt. Rose said.