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    City of Artesia Community Development Director Tina Torres cuts a ribbon commemorating the opening of the Public Safety Complex on Thursday afternoon. The $18.6 million 73,500 square foot building brings multiple public entities under one roof.

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    The Artesia Public Safety Complex

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    The front of the training and fire administration building.

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    The south entrance of the Fire Department apparatus bay.

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    The employee entrance on the north side of the complex.

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    The stairway in the main entrance where police records, probation and parole and Municipal Court are located.

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    The Municipal Courtroom features a tall curved ceiling, a decorative marble wall and large windows to allow natural light.

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    A gavel rests on the judge’s desk inside the Municipal courtroom.

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    The briefing room can be divided into two rooms to accommodate multiple departments.

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    The multi-department fitness room.

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    The multi-department locker room.

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    The bag and tag room is where officers bring thier evidence to be processed and stored. Evidence is placed in the lockers and retrieved from the other side.

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    The main evidence storage room features several secure rooms for fire arms and narcotics along with a freezer for other evidence artifacts such as blood from a crime scene.

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    The detention area features multiple cells and a tunnel leading to the Municipal Courtroom.

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    The Municipal Court break room features large windows looking across the complex.

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    The main break and reception area seen from a walkway that connects police and sheriff administration offices.

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