Groundbreaking held for new Perry Co., Mo. justice center

Perry County, Mo. leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new justice center.
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 5:15 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2023 at 11:49 AM CST
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PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - The Perryville Police Department and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office will be under the same roof with the construction of a new justice center.

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the more than $26 million facility on Monday afternoon, January 9.

County leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Jan. 9 for the new justice center.

Perry County Sheriff Jason Klaus said sharing the same building with the police department will bring the two agencies closer together.

“We maintain a great working relationship from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the police department, but being under that one roof, breaking together, talking together, that’s where the true magic is going to happen,” he said. “We do investigate a lot of the same individuals and this will be just great information sharing.”

The 60,000-square-foot facility will also be home to the jail, state and municipal courts, the prosecuting attorney’s office and a 911 dispatch center.

The new facility is expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2024.