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LPSO Public Safety Complex Ground Breaking Held
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office held the ceremonial ground breaking of its new Willow Street Public Safety Complex. Joining Sheriff Mike Neustrom and Sheriff’s Office executives on the shovel line was Rob Radcliff, principle of Radcliff Construction Company of Alexandria, LA, and Lead Architect Adam Fishbein of Grace and Hebert Architects of Baton Rouge, LA. Local government officials participating were Mayor Joey Durel and City Parish Council Representative of District 3 Brandon Shelvin, in whose district the project is being built. Representing the Court of the 15th District were Judges Marilyn Castle and Thomas Duplantier.
In a short statement Sheriff Neustrom highlighted the critical role the new project will play in the Sheriff’s Office’s efforts to build a safer community.
Construction on the first phase will take approximately one year to complete. It will consist of the construction of a new Transitional Work Program Housing facility and a 216-bed Minimum Custody Secure Housing facility.
When complete, the complex will also house a Professional Development and Training Center, Video Visitation Facilities and Warehouse Building which will include a central laundry, Inmate Industries, central warehouse, facilities maintenance and processing areas. Construction will help alleviate space issues at the current Sherriff’s office facilities. Security is always our number one goal, but it goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to efficiently serving the public safety needs of Lafayette Parish.