By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
Monday is move-in day for the sheriff’s department as offices transition into the new Alcorn County Justice Center.
“People are boxing up everything in the office and moving furniture,” Sheriff Charles Rinehart said Thursday. “The telephones will switch over, and the NCIC will be set up.”
The National Crime Information Center database is a critical component for law enforcement agencies.
Unfortunately, the Corinth Police Department’s move-in for their new offices at the justice center remains on hold until their NCIC connection is in place, as well as telephone and radio service.
Chief David Lancaster estimates it may be another two to three weeks until they’re ready for their move.
City and county offices that will occupy space at the justice center have been taking up residence in phases since the state inmates moved into the regional jail in May. City and county inmates were moved into the county jail over the past few weeks. Currently the regional jail houses 250 inmates, and the county jail can accommodate 150.
The $17 million, 148,000-square-foot facility also will house Corinth municipal court, Alcorn County emergency management and Alcorn County E-911.
“We’re still working on getting all the radios installed, and hope to be in there by the end of the month,” said Emergency Services Director Ricky Gibens.