OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – On Monday, the Outagamie County Board will vote on a proposal to relocate the Sheriff’s Office.
The current Sheriff’s Office is located inside the Justice Center on Walnut Street on Appleton. The proposal would move it to a site at a business park on Goodland Drive in Appleton.
There’s been a push to move the Sheriff’s Office closer to I-41, and that’s part of the business park’s appeal.
Also, the $1.9 million building is bigger and would cost less than other locations considered for the Sheriff’s Office. A previous proposal called for buying a vacant piece of property near the intersection of Casaloma and Highway 15 in Grand Chute. However, that would’ve required the construction of a new facility, costing about $7 million.
Supporters say the proposed new location will make them more efficient.
“The time that deputies have to spend in an office setting processing evidence and doing other things, you can’t do in a squad all the time,” said Undersheriff Mike Jobe. “The time we spend getting to and from the Justice Center would be saved.”
If the Sheriff’s Office moves to the new site, the jail and emergency communications would remain in the Justice Center.
The Patrol Division, investigators and other administration would move.