YULEE, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office cut the ribbon Wednesday afternoon for its new 911 Dispatch Call Center on Citizens Circle in Yulee.
The dispatch center is housed inside the newly constructed Emergency Operations Center. Unanimously approved by the county commission last July, the new facility replaces the dated collection of trailers that are across from the Nassau County jail on State Road A1A.
"This new state-of-the-art facility will have the latest technology and equipment necessary for NCSO communications officers to provide top-notch assistance to our citizens and our first-responders," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The new facility, originally designed as a two-story building, was downsized by Sheriff Bill Leeper after he took office in 2014. Even though the current facility isn't as ambitious as its original design, Leeper is still confident in its ability to impact the community.
"These new projects will make us a more professional organization where we can better serve the public, as all operations will be located at the judicial complex for the convenience of the public and our employees," said Leeper. “This is an investment in our future as the Sheriff’s Office should be able to occupy the new facility for the next 50 years or more.”