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Sheriff, City Police push for study to explore central, joint facility


Dawn Graves

Sheriff John Jenson speaks to Cheyenne County Commissioner Harold Winkleman about the need to move forward with a feasibility study, as City Manager Gary Person and Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson sit nearby on Monday. The study would determine whether it would be effective for the county to join with the city police and share one facility.

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's office hopes to participate in a study to find out if sharing facilities with the city police is a good fit.

The Sidney Police Department completed a feasibility study earlier this year that determined the department needed larger, more centrally located facilities, and that space could also be made available for county facilities, if necessary.

As the county outgrows its jail and courtrooms, the need for more space is becoming a reality.

"I think in years past, it's been, so to speak, the 'pink elephant' that's been in the room that, by its sheer nature, nobod...

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