By Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) - After a 25-year stay in a Maine farmhouse that was initially intended to only be temporary, the Oakland Police Department has started settling into its new home.

The police force began moving its operations into a new $1.05 million station on Fairfield Street on Thursday. It’s expected to take a few weeks to get all of the police department’s furniture, files and other items moved into the new space.

Previously, police were working out of a century-old converted farmhouse that was not ideally suitable. The structure had issues with mold and leaking, as well as a lack of a secure space to process prisoners.

Capt. Rick Stubbert says he thinks the officers will be much happier in the new location, which he called “better in every single aspect.”

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