December 19, 2016
Construction is underway on Potter County’s new Law Enforcement Complex. The $21-million development is going north next to the detention center at 13100 N.E. 29th St. in Amarillo, TX, and is scheduled for delivery in January 2018. The new center will include offices, a storage unit and a building for vehicle maintenance. It replaces the current office in downtown Amarillo, which began life as a jail.
Getting the project off the drawing board and actually onto the ground was a five-year process, during which the county thoroughly assessed the need for a new complex, and how it would be funded. Homeowners are footing the bill, though county sheriff Brian Thomas told Amarillo’s CBS television affiliate that the money would be used to a good purpose. “The biggest thing I can tell taxpayers is that this is not a want, this is really a need,” Thomas said.
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