Sheriff Bobby Eggleton cuts the ribbon to open the new facility on Friday, September 1st. Pictured (l-r) are county commissioners Steve Deweese and Brian Ellis, Eggleton, and commission president Andy Skidmore.
The wait is over. The construction barriers are gone. The ribbon has been cut and the new Putnam County Sheriff’s Open is open. On Friday, September 1, the public was treated to a tour of the new $10 million 22,000-square-foot facility.
The completion of the facility makes way for the sheriff’s office to do its job with increased efficiency. The new facility features abundant space for evidence collection, interview areas, classroom training, and individual workspace for each deputy.
Sheriff Bobby Eggleton said, “For the men and women that work in this, this office, the sheriff’s office of Putnam County, this is the best place that we could design and build for them to work.” Eggleton said the facility will allow investigations to move smoothly and meet law enforcement needs for many years to come.
“We are a standalone law enforcement agency now, we need nobody to do anything,” Eggleton said. The Sheriff said that the department will always reach out to partner with other law enforcement but the focus will be to serve the needs of people Putnam County. He added, “We have the state-of-the-art facility to make our service better.”