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Sheriff’s office to open a Footville substation

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GINA R. HEINE
October 2, 2008
— The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is opening a substation in Footville to enhance the office’s patrol of the village, which contracts with the county for police services.

“We just think it’s a great partnership and benefits both of us,” Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Groelle said.


Deputies will be located in a remodeled office at the village hall, 156 Depot St., Footville. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the village hall.


The office will give deputies another worksite in western Rock County and allow residents a nearby site to meet with deputies during weekly office hours, Groelle said. Those hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.


Footville contracted with the Orfordville Police Department before switching to an annual contract with the sheriff’s office in 2003, clerk Marian Vogel said. The sheriff’s office patrols the village for 100 hours a month for $56,000, she said.


Deputies address special concerns or issues and report at village board meetings, Groelle said.


The sheriff’s office has had a substation for at least 10 years at the Blackhawk Technical College campus, but the new Footville substation will be a little different, he said.


Squad cars won’t be stationed around the clock in Footville as they are at BTC, where specific deputies are assigned to begin and end their shifts, he said.


“It’s real convenient for us because it’s so far removed from our main office (at Highways 14 and 51),” he said. “It’s really going to serve Footville really well.”



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