New home for 'copters; A $4.5 million hangar at Fullerton Airport houses Anaheim police aircraft.

Fullerton The Anaheim Police Department's three helicopters have a new place to roost.

City officials this week dedicated a $4.5 million hangar at the Fullerton Airport for the department's Air Support Detail, which is responsible for performing surveillance, assisting patrol units and helping out in water rescue and firefighting emergencies.

Anaheim's helicopters were housed at a city utilities maintenance yard on East Vermont Street before moving to a plot at Fullerton Airport in 2004, said Anaheim police Lt. Julian Harvey.

Air Support units from the Los Angeles, San Diego and Long Beach police departments looked on as city officials cut a ceremonial ribbon running across the entrance to the 30,000-square-foot facility.

NEW DIGS:About 200 police and officials from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Los Angeles explore the new Anaheim Air Support Detail facility at Fullerton Airport.

GUESTS:Adam Powell and police officer Michael Mullen, right, enjoy the dedication of the Anaheim police unit's helicopter base.