Huntington police get new building, county jail begins expansion project

On Monday, the Huntington Police Department announced they will now be located at 450 Cherry St. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the jail's expansion project.

Posted: Jun 19, 2020 11:02 AM
Updated: Jun 19, 2020 11:08 AM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) — Law enforcement agencies in Huntington County are seeing major improvements to their facilities happening this week.

On Monday, the Huntington Police Department announced they will now be located at 450 Cherry St.


Huntington City Police Department new location

Officials said the new building is located just north of Huntington's City Building.

The records department will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For access after hours, HPD says to enter the main entrance and use the phone on the wall to be connected with the Huntington County Dispatch Center.

You can view a virtual tour of HPD's new location above.

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department announced this week they are officially starting the expansion process for the county jail.

The department held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the Huntington County Jail's expansion project that was "long overdue."

"The reason for the expansion was something that was long overdue, as the last five sheriffs' having saw a need for more room and more educational programs," HCSD said. "With the state of Indiana's change in legislation that requires all Level 6 offenders to stay in local jails, all 92 counties in the state found themselves without room as they were not designed to hold the influx of this magnitude as we saw a 75% increase."

Officials say the much-needed expansion will help them to work on their goal of slowing down recidivism at the jail.

"It is our goal to change the philosophy of this jail that encourages change and rehabilitation while inmates are incarcerated here," Sheriff Chris Newton said. "Now that we have more room, we will be able to classify inmates according to their charges, offering substance abuse classes, trades, domestic abuse, bible studies, church and that is just the beginning."

Huntington County officials say they will save anywhere from $40 million to $60 million with the expansion instead of building in a new location.

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