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Council Bluffs police hope city will invest in larger office

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) -

Council Bluffs police hope the city will investigate a significantly larger headquarters for the department.

Police Chief Tim Carmody says his department is doing the best it can with its current 19,000-square-foot building, but more space is needed.

Currently, three lieutenants share the same desk on different shifts.

And investigators have to be careful when interviewing suspects because everything said can be overheard in a neighboring interview room.

Carmody says that for a department the size of Council Bluffs with 113 officers and 25 civilians, experts recommend an office with between 45,000 and 55,000 square feet.

The city council will discuss hiring a firm to assess the department's needs at its meeting on Monday.
 

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