YORK-York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) and other York County officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 16, in honor of the new York County Law Enforcement Building and future home of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s headquarters.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently operating out of the Public Safety Building, along with Fire and Life Safety (FLS) administration, and York-Poquoson Social Services. The new building is being constructed off Goodwin Neck Road across from Lotz Drive.
The county conducted a space needs study a few years ago. Results determined the Sheriff’s Office had a substantial need for additional space. At the time of the study, storage closets were being converted into meeting rooms due to growth.
The new 50,000 square-foot building will also offer additional space to accommodate a larger evidence room, the ability to acquire more personnel, and a new community room, in addition to other expansion features.
According to Gail L. Whittaker, public Information officer/FOIA officer with York County Public Affairs, the community room will be a great place for presentations to the community, neighborhood meetings with staff members, and safety programs.
Sherriff Danny Diggs formally thanked members of the county’s board of supervisors, County Administrator Neil Morgan, and Deputy Director of Public Works Joseph Sisler for supporting the building project.
“The tremendous work done by our deputies out in the community make York County a great place to live, and their jobs will be made easier with this new building, new technology, and other things that come with the new building,” said Diggs.