Bureau County Sheriff Jim Reed announced in a May 25 news release the construction of the Bureau County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Center at 800 Ace Road in Princeton is completed.
Reed said the issues that have delayed the opening of the facility have been completed and all sheriff’s office functions will be handled at the 800 Ace Road location.
Sheriff deputies began training in the new facility and on the new jail systems beginning the week of May 22. Bureau County detainees were moved to the La Salle County Jail while deputies underwent this training.
Reed said the new law enforcement center will offer additional housing and a better system of inmate management while detainees will have better access to education, counseling and support programs.
“On behalf of the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to personally thank Vissering Construction, the BKV Group, the La Salle County Board, Sheriff (Adam) Diss and Sheriff (Tom) Templeton for their much needed support during the construction of our law enforcement center,” Reed said.
Reed, along with the Bureau County Board, extended his appreciation to the citizens for their patience while construction on the project was completed.
Reed said he will be offering a public tour of the new facility from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9.