Sheriff's Department Running Out Of Space

Many Sheriff's Departments in our area, now have to deal with overcrowded jails.

Although, overcrowded office space is another issue for one Department.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has literally turned closet space into office space.

When the Department moved into the newly renovated Courthouse, back in 2004, not all of the Department could fit, so they had to use other facilities to make do.

Now as the Department grows, they're looking at less space. Especially at the Ninth street location in Greenville.

The County Commissioner decided on Monday to re-evaluate the cost of renovating the old Army Reserve Building versus constructing a new building.

So far, County Commissioners have asked for another cost analysis before spending the extra money.


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  • by Oh PLEASE Location: grifton on Oct 9, 2009 at 06:15 AM
    my opinion, you are right!!! While I will respect each of my fellow commentators, I must say it is not about race. It is all about our tax dollars being wasted for things not needed while we need more officers on the road. What about the new fountains downtown. Improvements are great, I understand. I would love to redo a couple rooms in my home. However I know I have to pay my taxes and other bills so improvements wait. Mac is conveniently out of town or vacation every time something comes up, let some of those officers that really want to do work use his office. He's not going to do any REAL work anyways.
  • by myopinion Location: grifton on Oct 7, 2009 at 08:03 AM
    Get those officers out of their comfy offices and get on the streets and help with the crime problem. Start earning those big salaries. There have been so many break in and crimes going on in my area it is crazy!!!We live where Grifton police won't respond nor Ayden police. It's no police land and criminals know this. Our fine sheriff says he doesn't have the money or man power to keep someone in this area. I can't wait until a new Sheriff is in office. Maybe Pitt County will become a safer place. I just pray it's not too late. Mac for the sake of this county, resign and put someone in office that can handle the job.
  • by LittleCramped Location: Greenville on Oct 7, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    Cramped for space? The closet that was shown at PCSO converted to an office was huge compared to my (and other) supervisors offices at PCMH. 2 of us share a 10 by 9 foot space.
  • by why Location: greenville on Oct 7, 2009 at 12:11 AM
    why does it always got to be a black thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by keith Location: washington on Oct 6, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/miracopjail.htmSheriff Joe Arpaio is a colorful and controversial character who has instituted severe policies at Phonex's Maricopa County Jail since taking office in 1993.This Sheriff made a tent Jail in the desert of arizona for inmates.
  • by hare krishna on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:36 PM
    I think the poster that was talking about having very few black deputies was referring to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, not Pitt.
  • by MC Location: G'ville on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Pitt county Sheriff's Office has several black deputies...including those serving in our schools. I don't understand what that has to do with the article...but I think your question has been answered!
  • by to sure on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:48 PM
    I know several black deputies that have offices at the PCSO and they are DETECTIVES. They have desk, chairs, and cool name tags on their doors that lead to their OFFICE. All of which i am proud to work and serve with.
  • by sure on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    Will any of that new space occupy any black deputies? Doubt it.
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