Joint law enforcement center may save $150,000 annually

Officials with the city of Big Spring and Howard County unveiled proposed plans for a joint law enforcement center Monday night, promising a long-term savings of a minimum of $150,000 a year to local taxpayers if the plan is adopted by both governments.

Members of the Big Spring City Council held a meeting alongside Howard County commissioners to present the proposed law enforcement center — which would be located at the newly built county jail, located on W. Highway 80 — to the public in hopes of garnering input from local residents, according to County Judge Mark Barr.

The meeting began with a presentation by Sheriff Stan Parker and BSPD Chief Lonnie Smith, who described some of the challenges both law enforcement agencies are facing.

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