Commissioners discuss sheriff's office move

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Harrison said parking would not be an issue along Long Avenue, that the Port St. Joe Police Department and EMS already respond to emergency through town with sirens and lights and that he believed the close proximity of the SO and PD would engender a feeling of safety in folks.

After a motion was passed to allow a small committee to bring options to the board, McDaniel concluded commissioners need to be thinking about building.

“(The sheriff) is in a predicament,” McDaniel said, adding the BOCC should look at available land it owns, the costs of a new building and the feasibility of securing grant funding to help defray those costs.

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