Celebrating the new home for Polk County law enforcement

Published 8:00 am Saturday, July 21, 2018

After years of discussion, management and construction, Polk County leaders and hundreds of residents celebrated the opening of the county’s new jail and law enforcement complex with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday evening. The recently completed facility, located next to the Milliken factory in Columbus, currently houses the staff of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, with prisoners expected to be transferred to the complex next month. (Photos by Ted Yoakum/Tryon Daily Bulletin)

The public was invited to tour the new jail and law enforcement offices, which can house more than double the number of prisoners than the previous sheriff’s office building.

Guests also enjoyed refreshments prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill welcomed guests to the new facility, and thanked numerous Polk County leaders — including the late Tom Pack — for helping to make the $13.5 million building a reality.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright also spoke during the ceremony, and said he and his staff look forward to continue working with their North Carolina neighbors to put “bad guys behind bars.”

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