ROSEVILLE — The FBI Sacramento field office has a new home — in Roseville.
“I’m happy to have you as the newest addition to our community. Welcome to Roseville,” Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said.
Hundreds of VIPs attended the grand opening of the 122,000-square-foot facility on Freedom Way. This office will be the headquarters for the Eastern Division of California.
Special Agent in Charge Monica Miller said this ribbon cutting is a long time coming.
“Third time is the charm. It has taken seven years and three times to get this state of the art facility,” Miller said.
The old Sacramento field office in North Sacramento was built in 1967. It operated in several buildings scattered around the city. This new giant facility will house all operations.
“There are less locations we have to secure, less locations we have to line wiring cabling, and technology, and it allows more of our employees and our partners to work in the same space,” FBI Assistant Director Richard Haley said.
The General Services Administration worked with FBI and local contractors to design a smart, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient headquarters — a huge and necessary upgrade from the old facility.
“As our technology has changed, the threats have changed. The way in which we do our mission is much more technologically advanced,” Haley explained.
FBI Director James Comey flew in from Washington, D.C., to make the final remarks at the ceremony. He said the Sacramento field office will be a model for all other FBI buildings in the future.
“This building is lit from within, by people who have made that choice. FBI employees, state, federal, and local partners — people who have decided to be people who made a difference,” Comey said. “Thank you for making that choice with your lives. Thank you for the light you provide, not just in this building, but for this great nation. May you do it as long as you can.”