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York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Opening of New Headquarters

YORKTOWN— A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office was celebrated on May 21 in front of a packed house.

The new office, located at 159 Goodwin Neck Road, comes after a space study in 2018 identified the need for the sheriff’s office to move out of its shared location with social services and fire and life safety.

The 51,000 square foot, two-story building houses a community room, locker rooms, a reception and records office, four training rooms, patrol office headquarters, a state-of-the-art evidence room, gym, break room, investigations headquarters, a designated office for the community policing unit, as well as administrative and command staff offices.

Outside, there is an auxiliary building that houses larger police equipment.

The building’s HVAC system is powered by 138 geothermal wells which contribute to the building’s energy efficiency. The new building is expected to meet the service needs of the department for 40 years.

“This is not just a law enforcement center, this belongs to the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson,” Sheriff Ron Montgomery said during the ceremony. “This building far exceeded anything that even we expected when we moved in here. It’s energized this agency beyond belief.”

Many dignitaries attended the ceremony, including the York County Board of Supervisors, Superintendent of York County School Division Dr. Victor Shandor, State Delegate Chad Green, State Senator J.D. “Danny” Diggs, York County Administrator Mark Bellamy, York County Deputy County Administrator Brian Fuller, Sheriff Ron Montgomery, Director of Public Works Robert Krieger III, Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas West, and Deputy Director of Public Works Joseph Sisler.

“What this building really demonstrates is a mutual respect and caring between the citizens of this county and the law enforcement officers that serve,” Diggs said.

The ceremony also included bagpipes, a color guard unit, various speeches, and a blessing of the building by police chaplain Tom Sniyr.

After the ceremony, tours of the new building were given to those in attendance.

For more information on the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, visit yorkcounty.gov/359/Sheriffs-Office.

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