FBI opening new $194 million South Florida office
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) – The FBI is officially opening its new South Florida field office at a suburban Broward County building that consolidates far-flung operations.
FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson are among those expected at Friday’s event in Miramar. The new $194 million office building contains 330,000 square feet and sits on a 20-acre site adjacent to Interstate 75.
The FBI says more than 1,000 employees can work there.
It is named for agents Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove, who were killed in a 1986 shootout with bank robbers south of Miami.
For 28 years, the FBI’s South Florida headquarters was located in North Miami Beach. The field office has jurisdiction over federal cases along Florida’s southeast coast from Vero Beach to Key West.