The partial relocation of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Workplace to a former capturing vary in 4 Corners is shifting ahead.
The Gallatin County Fee this week authorised $489,000 to transform the 25,000-square-foot Zero In Indoor Capturing Middle, a constructing on 6.5 acres close to the intersection of Jackrabbit and West Baxter lanes.
Deliberate upgrades embody changing retail area to places of work and including data know-how infrastructure, stated Undersheriff Jeremy Kopp.
Kopp stated he’s not certain when the workplace will transfer to 4 Corners given building uncertainties in Gallatin County, however he hopes it will likely be this summer season.
As soon as the transform is full, 4 of the seven divisions on the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Workplace — patrol, coaching, particular operations and the Missouri River Drug Process Power — will transfer from the Regulation and Justice Middle on South sixteenth Avenue in Bozeman to the brand new constructing at 93 Laura Louise Lane.
The sheriff’s workplace additionally plans to make use of the gun vary and simulation room within the new constructing for coaching.
Kopp stated the Zero In property is right for the sheriff’s workplace as a result of it’s extra centrally positioned and has the area and infrastructure for internet hosting coaching occasions, which will be troublesome to search out.
“It is sensible for our hub to be within the heart of the county reasonably than in the midst of Bozeman,” he stated.
A number of the undeveloped land on the Zero In property will ultimately be dwelling to a brand new constructing for Gallatin County Search and Rescue, utilizing cash from a tax hike voters approved in June. There isn’t any timeline for when search and rescue will make the transfer.
The state put aside a few of the $1.25 billion it received from the federal government this past year to reimburse native governments for coronavirus-related prices, together with first responders’ salaries and advantages. However as a result of Gallatin County had already budgeted for first responders, it was in a position to make use of the cash it had supposed for first responders to pay for the Zero In property.
The sheriff’s workplace relocation will make extra space obtainable within the Regulation and Justice Middle. The county doesn’t but know the way it will use the newly obtainable area however seemingly gained’t make any main adjustments till the town of Bozeman strikes out of the Regulation and Justice Middle and into its new public safety center in 2022.
“Then, we’ll be doing quite a lot of reshuffling,” stated Commissioner Zach Brown.
Even with the town’s and the sheriff’s workplace strikes, Brown stated the Regulation and Justice Middle doesn’t have sufficient area to fulfill the county’s wants.
“The present facility is insufficient from an area perspective, however even when it had sufficient area, it’s out-of-date and unsafe for workers.”
County commissioners have begun assembly with architects to resolve how you can replace or change the prevailing constructing however are a good distance from making any selections, Brown stated.