(RED OAK) An open house at the new law enforcement center in Red Oak will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
The new facility will house the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Red Oak Police Department, the joint Communications Center and a 24-bed jail.
“The building is not quite 100%, but it’s the only time before we move any inmates in there, that the general public can come and see what their money is going to,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Joe Sampson. “It’s a very, very nice building. It’s very safe and very secure. I think the general public will be very much impressed with what their tax dollars have purchased.”
Sampson said they are in the first phase of a two phase project.
“The first phase is the Sheriff’s Office and the jail getting built and after that is built we will get moved over and the metal building that we are currently in will be torn down and the Red Oak Police Department’s part of the law enforcement center will be built where our office is,” explained Sampson.
And Sampson said they should be moved in soon.
“We still have a couple of minor inspections to go through, but I see no real problems with getting past those,” said Sampson. “We’re still waiting for some equipment to be installed and I’m going to guess we’ll probably be in there within two weeks.”
Sampson said on Monday the dispatch radios will be transferred to the new law enforcement center and at that time another law enforcement agency will be taking the emergency calls for a couple days. He said a remote will be set up for local calls.