New Sheriff's Station Dedicated
A new Riverside County Sheriff's Department station was dedicated Thursday in Thermal. Video by kmir6.comvideo
THERMAL - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department expands its presence in the east valley. The department held a dedication ceremony for its new station in Thermal on Thursday. The new station is located on Airport Boulevard just west of Polk Street.
The 77-thousand square foot facility is the new headquarters for 161 deputies and 57 volunteers serving the cities of Bermuda Dunes, La Quinta, Cochella, Mecca, Thermal and North Shore. It was built on 20 acres of land donated by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. The 42 million dollar facility includes a forensics laboratory, a fueling station for sheriff's department vehicles and a 12,000 square-foot hangar and helipad. This area was picked because of its proximity to I-10 and highway 86.
The new facility replaces the old sheriff's station located on Dr. Carreon Boulevard in Indio.