Steps Shared Toward New Pocahontas County Law Enforcement Center

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department has provided an update on the process for a new law enforcement center in the county.

Voters in Pocahontas County last week approved supporting the issuance of up to 8.5 million dollars in bonds to go toward the project. According to information on the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Facebook page, the first step will involve a bonding attorney to issue bonds. The plan is to issue bonds as the process moves along to keep interest rates as low as possible. A civil engineer will locate utilities and sample the soil to ensure a good foundation for the facility. The department will then consult the architect and contractor to ensure all bases are covered and the layout is correct.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t have a definitive timeline for the project. The new law enforcement center is expected to be completed in a year-and-a-half to two years.