SHELTON, Wash. - After 80 years of operating in the Mason County Court House, the Sheriff’s Office has moved all of its operations to a new location. The Sheriff’s Office new home is now located at 322 North 3rd Street in Shelton.
This move comes after the 2007 Mason County acquisition of the property formerly owned by the Seattle Diocese of the Catholic Church. It was the site of St. Edwards Catholic Church administrative and education facilities which was across from the church itself at Third and Pine Street. Only minor modifications to the building were required to make the facility suitable for the Sheriff’s Office.
The move to this building represents a significant improvement in efficiency and modernization of the Sheriff’s operations. All Sheriff’s functions, except the jail, are now housed in the same building on two floors. “Communication and efficiency have significantly improved between divisions” said Sheriff Casey Salisbury.
The offices in the Mason County Court House formerly occupied by the Sheriff’s Office are expected to be used by the District and Superior Courts after some future remodeling takes place.
The Sheriff’s Office started administrative operations in the Pine Street building in January 2009. By February 1, 2009, all of the Sheriff’s Office personnel were working in the building.
Sheriff Salisbury said “This is a move our people have been looking forward to for a very long time. We are very pleased that we were able to work with the County Commissioners to make this move happen. This is a facility our personnel and the citizens of Mason County can be very proud of.”