The Brownfield Police Department is preparing to move into a brand new building by the end of the year. The new facility is under construction right now.
Once it's completed, the new public safety building will house a training center and provide a lot more space. It will also be more energy efficient that the current police department.
The Brownfield Police Department has 17 police officers and several civilian employees who operate a fully enhanced 911 system for Brownfield and Terry County.
Chief Tony Serbantez says it was time to update their facility, not only for technology purposes, but to run their operations more effectively.
"We run 24 hours and we want to make sure we maintain that efficiency to respond and maintain our operations out of this building," Serbantez said.
The old police department won't be torn down, and it won't sit vacant.
The city has plans for the historical building.
We'll tell you more about that coming up tonight at 10.
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