Mar 24, 2014 4:36 PM by Dave Fields
In advance of Wednesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office (LPSO) conducted a media preview Monday afternoon of its new correctional facility on Willow St.
LPSO offered area media an opportunity to photograph the designed functionality of each building within the new LPSO Public Safety Complex at 1825 West Willow Street. In addition to the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting on Wednesday, LPSO plans to host an open house on Saturday for citizens who wish to check it out.
"The complex is part of LPSO's goal to provide the highest quality and most cost effective public safety services to the growing population of Lafayette Parish," reads the LPSO website about the new facility.
The project on the 29-acre property bordered on its southwest corner by a grove of oak trees is a culmination of several years of work. Design and construction began following LPSO's 2009 purchase of the property with existing funds.
"The future complex will help alleviate crowded conditions at the downtown correctional facility and provide room for future needs. Preliminary plans call for the relocation of laundry facilities, Work Release, Inmate Industries, consolidated warehousing, and additional secure housing," says the LPSO website.