3 An exciting day for the Green Cove Springs community -- a new police department and emergency operations center opens. For twenty years -- the police department has been in a what was supposed to be a temporary facility. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell joins us LIVE - with more on a special ceremony happening today - Elizabeth? 3 3 Mayor Roy Timberlake says this is a huge step forward for the city. A ceremony will be held later this morning and the public is invited to come take a tour of the brand new facility. He says the new facility is something these officers deserved a long time ago. :00-:07:10-:20SOT - 0907 were completely out of space over there we made do with what we had which is a testament to people doing that but it's time to move on a be a professional police organization like we areTRACK - Out with the old -- and in with the new. This home -- was supposed to be a temporary office for the Green Cove Springs Police Department -- but it's where they were based for 20 years. Now they're moving on to this -- a brand new state of the art police department and emergency operations center.Mayor Roy Timberlake says this is a huge improvement.SOT - 0745 we've had a number of chiefs from other communities come in who have complimented the city manager and chief for building a building that is not just an admin facility that police will occupy but that it's a building that is built with a purpose in mind to house local law enforcement in the emergency operations centerTRACK - Timberlake says the officers were running out of room and sharing desk space at the old police department -- but they never complained -- showing their true dedication. He says not only is this good for the department and the community -- but that it also shows the state that this city is serious about expanding and bringing in new business.SOT - 0643 we are committed to investing in ourselves and helping other people to invest in us Because the building is also the new emergency operations center -- it's built for a category 5 hurricane so it can withstand winds up to 160 mph. The ceremony kicks off this morning at 11 and then public tours will be given from 11:30-2:30. The address is 1001 Idlewild Ave GCS.