Fifty sworn Auburn police officers and seven civilian employees moved into their new space at Auburn City Hall in April 2011.

The patrol division has set up shop on the ground floor while criminal investigations and administration have taken over the third floor. “It’s working out great,” said Deputy Chief Jason Moen. “It’s a huge improvement for us.”

Each day at 8 a.m. and again at 7 p.m., a lieutenant briefs the officers and gives assignments. Patrolmen work from four work areas (desks) on the lower floor while more in-depth investigations take place on the secured upper floor. Two desks used by undercover drug agents have not been used in days as their work takes place on the streets.

“We still have some stuff to get up on the walls,” said Moen. “But it’s a work in progress.”

The emergency operations center was outfitted using Department of Homeland Security funds. The room is a gathering and planning place for multiple agencies working together. Planning for Tropical Storm Irene took place here in August.  

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