Caroline Co. Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on their new facility
DENTON, Md. – Safety is at the forefront for many law enforcement agencies across Delmarva and Caroline County is no different. They just recently opened a new 9-1-1 Center, an emergency management building, and now they are unveiling a new Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, they broke ground for Phase Three of their Public Safety Facility expansion. Caroline County’s Sheriff’s Office says this day was a long time coming since their first feasibility study was completed in 2006.
Larry Porter, Caroline County Commissioner President says this is essential, since these officers are pretty crammed in their current facility.
Sheriff Randy Bounds says, “Right now, we’re under 4,000 square feet and this new building will comes at 13,000 square feet so it will accommodate many divisions and units that have expanded over the years. Our roles and responsibilities have expanded.”
Even though their old spot is only a six minute drive from their new facility, we’re told the future location is ideal since it’s easy access to 404. Besides being more accessible, this facility will also keep up with the demand the Sheriff’s Office faces. “Our roles and responsibilities have expanded dramatically, we know have school resource officers unit we have multiple units that we didn’t have in years gone by,” Sheriff Bounds states.
Porter says this project was a little over $4 million and they are excited to use this land they own, which will better serve these officers, as they serve the community.
If everything goes smoothly, this location should be up and running in 16 months.