Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, search and rescue expands to Four Corners

Gallatin County appears to be experiencing a building boom; the county has plans for the sheriff’s office and search and rescue in Four Corners.

Currently, the goal is to make a site currently serving as offices for the Sheriff’s Office the new home.

“There will be a considerable amount of renovations and some additions to the new building,” said Gallatin County operations manager Nick Borzak.

The former shooting range converted into a sheriff’s office is ready for expansion.

“When we bought it, we knew there was a lot of potential,” says Borzak.

The Sheriff’s Office will see a remodel and expansion of the current building to accommodate the move, and then Search and Rescue will also have a new building on the site.

“We’re looking at around 12 months and that would include all projects,” says Borzak.

Gallatin County Search and Rescue Captain Scott Secor said it would allow search and rescue personnel to work under one roof, which would improve rescue times for the community.

“Working with our communications team and command staff and search and rescue deputies in one place where it can be collaborative,” says Secor.

The addition and renovation of the sheriff’s office is expected to cost approximately $6 million. The money for this part of the project comes from reserves and renting beds to other prisons. The new search and rescue building has an estimated price tag of $6.5 million. This is funded by a tax on mills passed in 2020.

“That’s why we’re expanding for future growth, not just for the sheriff’s needs today, but for the future,” says Borzak.

The county expects construction to begin in the spring; both projects should start at the same time.

Brandon D. James