Concrete poured for new Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office building

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va (WHSV) — The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is one step closer to relocating after the concrete for their new office building was poured on Thursday.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is currently located in the basement of the Shenandoah County Circuit Court building.

Their current space was built in the early 1970s. With little to no change in 40-50 years, the sheriff says this space just isn't a good work environment, much less for law enforcement in need of modern resources.

"There's no ventilation," Sheriff Tim Carter said. "There's been no improvements in regard to the facility at all that I know of other than maybe paint and minor things like that."

Right now, the emergency communications center is also in a totally separate building. The sheriff says the new building will solve all of these issues.

"Not only will it be a contemporary facility, but it will be a facility that will combine with the emergency communication center. So there should be some help there with regard to communications and efficiency for the two organizations."

The sheriff is excited to see the process getting closer to completion.

"I think everyone's pretty excited to get the project going and the concrete poured today is just another step in that," Carter said. "So yeah, I think we're all pretty excited."

The property is from a case the sheriff's office worked on, and is worth about $1.5 million. Carter says they estimate the project will be complete by June of next year.