More changes coming to sheriff’s office
As we progress through Dodge County’s remodel and building projects for the year, things are starting to look at little different here at the Sheriff’s Office.
If you haven’t been to the courthouse in Mantorville for a while, you’ll find that County Administration, Driver’s License, Tax, Planning and Zoning are now all at the new Government Services Building (old Mantorville School). For those of you like myself who attended that school, it’s pretty amazing to walk in there now and see the new building.
We will be moving our Records Department and our Dispatch Center into their new areas in the courthouse annex the first part of October. This will be the first time we’ve expanded these offices in almost 25 years. When this move takes place, our public window will be the Records Department window, not at Dispatch. This means all inquiries at the Sheriff’s Office including burn permits and general information will be available at the Records window between 8-4:30pm Mon-Fri. Dispatch will now be in a secured area with no access to the public for security purposes.
Once that move is complete they will start remodeling in the Sheriff’s Office East wing. This includes expanding evidence storage and intake, adding a third investigator office, adding a training/conference room, and adding a secured sally port for in custody transports and processing.
Finally, we’ll be working on completing the new security screening area in the annex and staffing it once the courthouse remodel is completed, which will provide security screening for all staff and visitors of the Sheriff’s Office, County Attorney’s Office, Probation, and Court Administration. We are very fortunate to have a board of commissioners who recognize that our building safety and security needs have dramatically changed over the years – and that it’s time to implement a carefully developed plan to ensure the safety of our county employees and all visitors to our facility.