It’s Official: Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department Moving
It's official! Gallatin County has purchased the former Zero-In Indoor Shooting Center. The facility was purchased for $5.4 million and will house four of the seven Gallatin County Sheriff's Office divisions. The paperwork was signed by the Gallatin County Commission Thursday morning making the sale final.
The facility located near the corner of Jackrabbit Lane and Baxter Lane is expected to aid in easier access to the county, as well as incorporate future western growth of the county. Currently, 60% of calls for service occur within a nine-mile radius of Four Corners.
Zero In Indoor Shooting Center sits on a 6.5-acre lot and the bordering property is already owned by the county providing an opportunity for future expansion.
The Sheriff's Department has been looking for a new facility for some time as they have outgrown their current home, the Law and Justice Center. By the Sheriff's Office moving four of their divisions to their newly purchased Zero In location, county officials expect the cost of and potential new court building to be reduced by about $10 million.
Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane was quoted in a press release from the Sheriff's Department stating the following about the purchase:
This is an operational benefit for the residents of the county and the Sheriff’s Office. It makes us safer and more efficient – a true win-win.
Back in June, Zero In Indoor Shooting Center went on the market. The facility was originally listed for $5,500,000 and features the following:
- 20 firing lanes divided into 3 individual bays (10 lanes at 25 yds, second 5 lanes at 25 yards, and 5 lanes at 100 yards).
- Large classroom (fits 40 people).
- Combat studio.
- 25,000 sq ft building.
- 4,000 sq ft of retail space.
- Two simulation rooms.
- A 6.5-acre lot that can be used for expanding or subdividing.
- Built-in 2017.