RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2006
Sheriff Dunning will hold a press conference and a walk-through tour of the new Douglas County Sheriff’s Court Services Bureau office, 1616 Leavenworth St., at 2:00 pm, Tuesday October 24th, 2006.
Effective Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Court Services Bureau, Civil Process, Civil Proceeds, Fugitive Warrants, and Records Divisions will be moving from the Grain Exchange Building to the southeast corner of the Douglas County Department of Corrections building. The four divisions’ new address will be 1616 Leavenworth St., Omaha, NE 68102. The services provided and the office hours - 8:00-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding court holidays - will remain unchanged. The four divisions’ main telephone numbers will change effective November 1st:
- Civil Process 599-2600
- Civil Proceeds 599-2615
- Fugitive Warrants 599-2633
- Records 599-2608
The public may park in the Douglas County Department of Corrections visitor lot, located just south of the Greyhound Bus Depot, or at metered spaces on the surrounding streets. The public must come to the Sheriff’s Office lobby, located at the southeast corner of the building, to request any of the services provided by the Sheriff’s Office as those services are not available at the Correctional Center lobby. The public will continue to use the Correctional Center lobby for all services or requests related to inmates at the Correctional Center.
The new Court Services Bureau office will provide approximately 25% more space than the old Grain Exchange Building office, and will ensure adequate space for anticipated growth over the next 10-15 years. The Sheriff’s Office new space is part of a $10,000,000 project funded by the Douglas County Correctional Center Facilities Corporation Lease Revenue Bond approved by the Douglas County Board, September 2005. The project also includes the renovation of the old National Parks Building at 1709 Jackson Street that will house Douglas County Community Corrections, Adult Drug Court, and Nebraska State Probation’s Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision Unit. The architectural firm for the project is HDR and the general contractor is Upland Construction Company.