VINELAND, N.J. — A New Jersey city has celebrated the groundbreaking of its new $20 million police headquarters.

The Vineland Police Department is relocating to the new police station, funded through a financial agreement between the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and Vineland. The Wednesday ceremony broke ground on the project scheduled to be completed at the end of this year.

The new police headquarters will feature 66,000-sq. feet (6131-sq. meters) and new fingerprint technology to help conform to statewide criminal justice reforms.

Police Chief Rudolph Beu says the department has outgrown the old building, though it has served them well for the past 50 years. Beu says he expects the new building will last at least as long as that.

The CCIA issued bonds on behalf of the city to finance the project.

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