State Police have new home in Las Cruces

Posted at: 03/04/2013 8:39 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - All of the officers and other personnel of the Las Cruces district of the New Mexico State Police can finally fit in the same place for a meeting.

The District Four staff has moved into a new $6 million facility with about four times as much space as the former facility that was built almost four decades ago.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the old facility became too small around 1990, forcing some personnel to work at another location.

The new building houses investigation and patrol divisions and has a conference room that's large enough to serve as a crisis command post for the Office of Emergency Management.

The new facility has holding cells for prisoners and a gym for officers to use for physical fitness.

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