Outagamie Co. Sheriff's Department moves into new headquarters

Appleton, Wis. (WFRV) - Today marks the start of a new era for the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department as they moved into their new headquarters.

The new office is located in Appleton's northeast business park, only a few blocks away from the Highway 41 corridor. 

The old headquarters was located at the Outagamie County Justice Center on Walnut St. in Appleton, a building they left because there was simply not enough room.

"It's a 30-year-old building, it's showing it's wear and tear," said Sgt. Nathan Borman. "We had 6 record clerks in an area barely capable of handling 4, and my office was quite literally a closet that we transitioned into an office."

The new building at 3030 E. Goodland Drive has an estimated cost just shy of $4 million dollars. It will provide much needed space for about 30 employees and 50 patrol deputies.

The building used to house a manufacturing business has now been renovated to accompany their needs. A large warehouse area will house various emergency vehicles for the department. More office spaces have been added, along with a new training room for deputies.

Beside the new rooms and spaces that this building provides, Sgt. Borman says the location will impact the most important aspect of their job.

"By moving out here by the 41 corridor, we had much quicker access now to our service area, better response times to the area we serve," he said. "It's going to be a great service to the public."

The Sheriff's office tells Local 5 that moving to the new building resulted in a significant cost savings to tax payers, close to $2 million dollars, instead of erecting a new facility.
 


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