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McKenzie Co. Law Enforcement Center Ribbon Cutting

Law Enforcement Center to Host Ribbon Cutting 

WATFORD CITY – On March 31, 2017, the public is invited to attend the McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center ribbon cutting at its new facility. Ground was broken June 2, 2015, for this $57 million project and has remained on schedule with inmates expected to arrive this spring. 
Remarks are scheduled from Governor Doug Burgum, Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 
The 94,080 square foot facility is a new combined Law Enforcement Center for the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department, the Watford City Police Department and the McKenzie County Correctional Facility. The primary function of the building is to replace the current 21 bed correctional facility with a new 136 bed correctional facility. Additionally the building includes offices for North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, as well as dispatch and evidence/armory areas. Within the secure perimeter, all necessary support areas for a fully functional county jail are provided including intake and booking areas, central control, kitchen and laundry areas and a secure drive-in Sally Port Area. 
“The McKenzie County Combined Law Enforcement Center has been a lengthy project with many meetings during the planning and building phase, but fills public safety infrastructure that will serve area law enforcement needs for years to come” says Doug Nordby, Chairman of the McKenzie County Board of Commissioners. “I would like to thank all who made this project a reality.” 

WHAT: McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center Ribbon Cutting & Tours 
WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017; 12:00pm ceremony; 12:30-2:00pm light lunch/tours 
WHERE: McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center, 1201 12th St SE, Watford City, ND 

For further information contact: Daniel Stenberg 701-444-7419 

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