Facility Expansion Needs
The Board of County Commissioners and the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office are committed to providing professional, cost effective and efficient services to the residents of Kootenai County. With a lack of appropriate space, taxpayer money has to be utilized for expensive temporary solutions, such as shipping inmates out of state and renting space, which is not operationally effective or cost efficient and it creates officer safety and liability issues. The intent of the KMB Study is to identify long-term solutions to facility and public safety operational needs, which will allow the Sheriff's Department to provide enhanced public safety services to the residents of Kootenai County.
We encourage you to review the 2020 Public Safety Facilities Summary to educate yourself on the proposed plan. If you have questions, after reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions about the facility expansion, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact us (208)446-1300.