Castro County has officially opened its new Law Enforcement Center.

The building will be the new home for the Castro County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the county inmates and 911 dispatch for the city of Dimmitt.

Castro County Sheriff Sal Rivera says that plumbing issues and overcrowding of inmates were problems in the jail for years.

The new facility solves the overcrowding problem by having a wider variety of cell space that includes space for 49 prisoner beds.

The building also has rooms for suspect interviews, meetings between attorneys and clients, on-site medical and more.

Castro County Law Enforcement has already been trained to use new surveillance cameras.

Sheriff Rivera said taxpayer dollars will be going to better use by having an up-to-date system of managing prisoners in the county.