The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has a secret isolated among brush and sitting on several acres off Mike Padgett Highway. It’s not private but it’s covert – so we are unable to share exactly where it’s located. “We’re extremely proud of it. When we first purchased it the land and the buildings weren’t in the best shape but we saw the potential,” said Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree.
The sheriff cut the ribbon on the new, state of the art Special Operations Precinct. Narcotics, special operations and tech investigators now work from these three renovated buildings. The sheriff says this facility is important because it’s tucked away from the public – making it hard for criminals to track their moves. For example, the narcotics division used to be downtown – and performing covert operations so close to criminals was challenging.
“We can do surveillance, we can do wiretap. Operation planning uninterrupted. Through people who want to do counter surveillance to hinder us from that,” explained Sheriff Roundtree.