Flooding causes Allen Park Police Department closed Monday

On Monday the Allen Park Police Department was closed for business.

The weekend downpour caused the building to flood, damaging the ceiling tiles and drenching the carpet.

A cell phone video of buckets of water and damage inside says it all. 

"You think we need a new station," asks one of the officers on the video.

Welcome to Allen Park where the police protect and serve - and clean up their own headquarters when it floods.

"This is the worst we've seen it," said Det. Jeff Miller. "I came in Sunday on my day off to help clean up and there's water all over the floor and it's just a disaster in here.

Miller says the roof has leaked for years but nothing has been done about it.

"It's just horrible conditions to work in. It stinks back here, it's moldy and it's not a good environment to be working in," Miller said. "It just seems that no one wants to listen - we've complained to the council, the mayor, the chief  and everybody just kind of shrugs their shoulders."

Fans were everywhere trying to dry the place out Monday. Fortunately there is some relief in sight - city offices are moving into a new building next door.

The detective bureau should be moving out of this space and into their new building in the next week or so - they certainly hope there's no rain before they go.

Police and other employees here at city hall - say it's definitely time for some new digs.

"The employees can't wait to get out of this building - it's a long time coming," said Bob Cady, city administrator.
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