The Springfield police department is working to get all of their property crime staff into one building.
The department is remodeling the former Springfield Mill & Lumber building that was obtained after the renewal of the level property tax in 2017. The money is being used for multiple operational items like 30 new vehicles to replace aging units and the remodel of the building.
The property crimes unit, general property crimes, vehicle theft and financial crimes unit will finally all be working in the same place. The open space of the building will be turned into cubicle spaces for about 30 investigators.
The move is believed to help streamline case investigation because many criminals involved in property crimes commit them in multiple categories.
The new space is expected to be finished and ready for the consolidation of staff in September.