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Jonesboro, AR -- Heather Flanigan

JPD Now Operating From Mobile Homes

February 23, 2006 – Posted at 4:22 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR -- Jonesboro city leaders have their hands full right now trying to decide what to do about the Justice Complex. It could take up to two months to repair damage to support beams. But for the JPD, fighting crime never stops, regardless of the roof you’re under.

About 40 employees were evacuated from the Justice Complex last Friday when they complained of hearing loud popping sounds in the attic. Inspectors say the building will need a major renovation or could possibly even need to be replaced. But until that happens, JPD will be operating out of mobile trailers.

“Of course it's inconvenient to be out of the justice complex, but we just want people to know that there's been no lapse in police services and we are still fully staffed and we are taking care of calls,” said Sgt. Stephen McDaniel of the Jonesboro Police Department.

The backup buildings arrived Wednesday. And once things are wired up, officers temporarily housed in the Old City Hall will be gearing up for another trip.

“The transition has gone very well, considering. we just have a lot of good people that are putting effort into it to make things go as seamlessly as possible,” said Sgt. McDaniel, “We'll stay as long as we need to stay to make sure everyone is safe.”

Right now the Criminal Investigation Division and the Administrative Offices will be housed in these trailers, but it's not known how long it will take before they are under a permanent roof.

The Justice Complex was purchased by the city in 1989 for just under $400,000. The city spent $1.5 million dollars to renovate it in 1994.

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