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New sheriff’s office opens today

by F.T. Norton
Appeal Staff Writer

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Eric Von Schimmelmann, Carson City information technology project leader, moves computer equipment in the old sheriff's office building Monday. The new 40,000-square-foot Sheriff's Administrative Building will open for business 8 a.m. today.

Starting today the Carson City Sheriff’s Department’s new building will be open for business.

“We actually expect no interruption in service,” said Sheriff Kenny Furlong on Monday as jail trusties and reserve deputies moved some of the final items into the department’s newly finished 40,000-square-foot building.

The building is immediately east of the old one, 908 E. Musser St., and has the fitting address of 911 E. Musser St.

For more than a year, patrol deputies and the records division has been working out of space borrowed from the city on Butti Way.

The detective division was moved into a former storage room that was once a firing range in the basement of the old digs and one of the department’s two chief deputies has been working out of a jail office.

That will all change today, Furlong said.

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He said the biggest challenge will be the change in phone numbers.

Every extension will go from being four numbers to five numbers, and the department’s main number has also changed, he said.

Residents should now dial 887-2500 and a five-digit extension to reach various department offices.

The patrol division will remain out at Butti for at least another week until a mound of dirt is removed from the rear of the building.

And in six weeks, the old building will have been cleansed of asbestos and demolition will begin to make way for a parking lot.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed that at 8 a.m. when the phones get switched over, everything is going to work,” Furlong said. “I’m confident they will.”

• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.

The stats:

The two-story, 40,000-square-foot building includes:

• a community room;

• a bay for examination of vehicles in investigations;

• private-reporting rooms for victims of crime; and

• locker rooms and a gym

Offices for:

• sheriff’s administration

• detectives division

• patrol division

• records division

• the coroner

• crime scene investigation

• evidence locker

• personnel

• volunteers

Cost:

$9.33 million

Phones:

New phone number and extensions for the Carson City Sheriff’s Department 911 E. Musser St.:

887-2500

Administration – 41900

Business Office – 41100

Civil Division – 41700

Detective Division – 41400

Patrol Commander – 41200

Records Division – 41725

Jail Sergeants -41690

Patrol Sergeants – 41225

Coroner – 41925

The Meth Hotline number at 887-2020, ext. METH (6384) will remain the same.