Lawrence County Sheriff's Department moves out of courthouse

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is working to transition into their new facility.

On Monday, they plan to begin moving inmates into the new jail.

Lawrence County 911 Coordinator Paige VanBrook said she is thrilled to see the department finally moving into the new facility.

She said there will also be some changes to the courthouse once the move is complete.

"We will be going into where they are now and tearing it out and doing a renovation and moving the 911 dispatch center down to that end of the courthouse," she said.

This will help keep the 911 center separate from the courthouse as a safety measure.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court also approved the purchase of another safety measure for the courthouse.

A new RAVE Panic Button will soon be installed in the courthouse.

VanBrook said the button could be installed as soon as next week.

"The employees here were very concerned about that because they're used to always having the deputies here," she said. "This will give them a peace of mind and a sense of security."

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