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Shelby Gets A New Justice Center

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  Original Published: 3/1/2014

An open house was held in the city of Shelby's new Justice Center over the weekend. The Justice Center is the new headquarters of Shelby Police and Municipal Court. Getting the funding to create the building has been a long road, but the payoff was well worth it.

The new facilities include a jail, an all-new dispatch center, and a few much-needed other features. 

"We needed a new building," said Marilyn John, Mayor of Shelby. "The old building was awful. It was horrible. I couldn't believe that it was the building we functioned out of when I first walked through it," she recalled. "That's why (the new building) is an amazing thing for us. Other than equipment storage buildings for the utility department, this is the first building that has been specifically built for the functions of a city since the firehouse was built in 1872."

 Shelby's Chief of Police, Charles Roub, also praised the new building. "We have the latest and greatest technology here," he noted, pointing to a multitude of surveillance feeds on a monitor. "It's just a fantastic facility. We're going to get our jail up and going in about a month," he added. "We have the capability of not only housing the same number (of prisoners), but actually more than we did before."

Shelby Municipal Court will open for operations in the northern portion of the Shelby Justice Center at 29 Mack Avenue on Tuesday March 4th.  The court will hold its first session on Wednesday.  Also that day, Shelby Police will be working out of the 31 Mack Avenue portion of the facility.  Shelby City Council will hold its first meeting in the justice center on March 17th at 7 pm. 

 For more information on the City of Shelby, visit http://www.shelbyohio.org.

   
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