The department is now leasing a building at the old Coca-Cola Plant on First Ave. to house vehicles like SWAT trucks.
For the past decade, the department has leased a shed near Franklin St. But as the community and department have grown, they need more space. The department says now everything is in a centralized location.
"The building we had, if you put vehicles in there, it was almost like a puzzle," said Sgt. Jason Cullum. "If you want to get one of the vehicles out, you may have had to get in there and get three vehicles out first to get it out and then put the other ones back and then close the doors and leave. You can imagine how time consuming and cumbersome that was."
The new lease costs the department $400,000 a month and was included in the 2014 budget recently passed by the City Council.