The big move is complete.
Taree police officers have this morning (Friday, May 8) relocated from their temporary headquarters on Muldoon Street to a new and improved station on Albert Street.
The new station contains a regional police charge facility, a breath analysis and drug testing facility, work spaces, secure parking for police vehicles and a gym.
It's arguably the biggest change for the Taree command in its near 152-year existence.
Many passersby and motorists took the opportunity on Friday morning to stop and look at the exterior of the building.
Others left generally positive comments on the Manning River Times Facebook page.
"Enjoy your new workspace, you all deserve the very best," Del Dennis said.
"Excellent to see that our police will have an adequate workspace after all the years of struggling in the old station," Valerie Dyball said.
Manning-Great Lakes Police District Commander Superintendent Shane Cribb said the move was great news for the Manning community.
"This new station has state-of-the-art facilities available to our local officers including a regional charge facility complete with charge rooms, van dock and interview room, upgraded breath and drug analysis equipment, and additional audio-visual link (AVL) equipment," Supt Cribb said.
"Our officers are excited to get into their new station and continue to service the Taree community."
Officers spent the last 18 months at the former MidCoast Water building on Muldoon Street.
Residents are advised to now attend the new police station to speak to an officer. Alternatively, the new phone number is 02 5594 8299.