By Sylvia Gonzalez
BIG SPRING - The Sheriff's Office in Big Spring has a new address as they've officially moved to the Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center. Movers were up early Wednesday morning making sure the transition went smoothly.
The Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center in Big Spring has been in the works for more than two years, Sheriff Stan Parker with Howard County tells NewsWest 9 since he has been in office, he has wanted to bring both departments under one roof and they didn't want to prolong the move anymore.
"We just decided to go ahead and move we talked about waiting, but we have to get a flow back with the courthouse because we have so many warrants and civil papers that have to come back and forth all the time. We have to reacquaint ourselves with the jail so we are trying to set in as early as we can and get that flow going," Parker said.
There is still plenty of work that needs to be done but that wasn't going to stop the Sheriff's Department from moving in.
"We still lack a little bit of work to do, we gotta finish the parking lot and things like that. We are hoping sometime after the first of October they're saying this won't take no more than two or three days to do. We have plenty of parking lot out here I think we can have access and shouldn't have any problems with that," Parker said.
Parker says both departments have been working on the same cases for some time now, it only made sense to bring both departments together.
"Our investigators work together. We are basically chasing the same people, sharing information plus we were duplicating some services. It was costing the taxpayers twice the money so we actually stopped most of the duplication as of right now," Parker said.
The Sheriff is asking everyone to be patient with their office as they make the transition.
"Just be patient with us during the move. We are trying to do the best we can and it's going to take a little while for us to get everything back like we want it but we are working on it," Parker said.
So far, there is no set moving date for the Big Spring Police Department.