They moved in last month, but the Jasper County Sheriff's Office held an open house Tuesday morning for their new home in Carthage. Sheriff Randee Kaiser tells News Talk KZRG moving from Atlas Road near Joplin just made sense.
"Obviously, having a centralized location, being in the County seat, and having the operations more centrally located makes good sense, as far as the logistics of the thing. It's hard to run an operation of this size when you're spread out across the County, when you're 20 miles from the County Jail. It also makes financial sense, since the County owns this building, but we were renting the old one."
The new facility features an emergency operations center and high-tech meeting and briefing rooms.
You can see photos of the new facility here.