ABILENE, Texas — The new Abilene Police Department, 4565 S. First St., is scheduled to begin limited operations Monday, July 29. 

The department has begun moving in stages, and anticipates Police Records and the desk duty officer being available Monday, as well as police administration. 

This long-awaited expansion and move will enable the department to provide exceptional customer service for the next 40 years or longer. 

A press release from APD stated, "We are thankful for the opportunity to further the Department’s legacy for generations to come. We ask our community for patience as we move all police operations and personnel, including more than 140,000 pieces of property and evidence, to the new building."

Emergency and non-emergency numbers remain operational and will not be impacted by the move.