Currituck County celebrated an important moment in the construction of the new Public Safety Center with a “Topping Out Ceremony” on August 12. Members of the Board of Commissioners and county staff were present to witness placement of the final steel beam in the facility’s structure.
Commissioners Mike Payment, Mary Etheridge, Owen Etheridge, and Selina Jarvis were available to represent the county, along with County Manager Ben Stikeleather. Also attending the ceremony were members of the College of the Albemarle administration and Board of Trustees, as well as officials from Sussex Development. Sussex is overseeing construction of the Public Safety Center, which will be ready for county staff to move in early next year.
This facility is located in Community Park, next to the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center and Currituck Regional Airport.
Upon its completion, the Public Safety Center will house administrative staff from several county departments, including Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and the county’s 911 Communications Center.
The College of the Albemarle will have classroom space in the building for instruction of courses related to public safety. Offices will also be available for partner agencies such as the NC Forest Service.