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Brookhaven police department begins move to new headquarters
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December 30, 2013 11:28 AM | 925 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye.Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura stands in what will be the reception area of the new Brookhaven Police Department when it opens.
Staff / Katherine Frye.Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura stands in what will be the reception area of the new Brookhaven Police Department when it opens.
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Staff / Katherine Frye.This building on Buford Highway will house the Brookhaven Police Department when renovations are complete..
Staff / Katherine Frye.This building on Buford Highway will house the Brookhaven Police Department when renovations are complete..
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Brookhaven will welcome its own police department home once the department moves into its new permanent location in the city.

Located at 2665 Buford Highway, the new, 16,268-square-foot headquarters will include evidence rooms, interview offices, locker rooms, squad rooms, a holding cell, crime laboratory and court clerk’s office.

The 59-officer department launched in July, shortly after Brookhaven gained cityhood.

“The police department has been operating out of two temporary locations, including the city’s municipal court in Corporate Square and the interim city hall in Dunwoody,” said city spokeswoman Megan Matteucci.

The decision to relocate to the Buford Highway location occurred after a unanimous vote by city council.

The police department’s command staff began moving to the new location Dec. 27 and has posted Facebook updates and photos during the process.

“This move allows us to house all of our officers at a permanent location inside the city limits,” Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura said in a statement. “This location provides excellent access to Interstate 85, as well as other major roadways in the city, and allows us to be open to the public 24 hours a day.”

The Brookhaven Municipal Court will temporarily remain at 2 Corporate Square, Suite 125, until renovations are complete.

The court is expected to relocate in January 2015.
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