Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office opens Ammon Field OfficePublished at | Updated at
AMMON — The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office showed off its newest expansion Monday.
The new Ammon Field Office located at 3750 E. Lincoln Road mainly offers a physical location for officers to conduct investigations, do field work or rest — without the need to travel back to the central office in Idaho Falls.
The annex building includes offices, interview rooms, reporting rooms, showers, a workout room and significant storage area for large equipment such as boats or snowmobiles.
The location of new building is specific to cater to the county’s majority call area.
“About 80 percent of our calls are from Hitt Road east,” Bonneville Sheriff Paul Wilde said during the ground breaking in September. “This is an effort to put officers in the area … closer to where the action is to better serve the community.”
The building currently houses Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Police Division. The city of Ammon contracts with the sheriff’s office to serve as its municipal law enforcement.
The building was designed with future expansion of other county offices in mind.
“Having this location, in addition to our offices at the Bonneville County Courthouse and Swan Valley, provides our deputies with more resources and the ability to work more efficiently to service the city of Ammon and surrounding county areas.” Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office, working with Bonneville County, paid about $100,000 for one acre of the property, county officials said. The other acre was donated by Riverbend Holdings and owners Frank and Belinda VanderSloot, who own the property along East Lincoln Road.
Over the next two to three years, Riverbend Holdings hopes to grow the area into a mixed retail development, incorporating a possible grocery store and other businesses.