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County to dedicate new day reporting center
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The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, along with other county officials will host a public dedication Thursday of the newly completed day reporting center at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

The dedication event comes just about one year after officials broke ground on the new public safety center project at 190 E. Hackett Road.

The project to construct a new public safety center is being done through a partnership between the State of California and Stanislaus County. It is the first project in California to utilize AB 900 Phase II funds, also known as the Local Jail Construction Financing Program established by the State Public Works Board.

The total cost of the facility is estimated at $113 million, with $80 million coming from the state grant.

Once completed, the new public safety center will have 552 beds and will feature two maximum security units, a health care unit, and support facilities, in addition to the day reporting center.

The day reporting center, which cost more than $4 million to complete, will be used by the probation department for check-ins, substance abuse counseling, life skills and job training.

At the ground-breaking ceremony, Stanislaus County Chief Probation Officer Jill Silva called it “a progressive way of thinking” and that it “sets Stanislaus County ahead in the state.”

The day reporting center will include a public lobby and reception area, administration space, a processing area, classrooms, multipurpose room and counseling rooms.

The public safety center project is scheduled to be complete in late 2016. It will be the largest construction project undertaken in the county to date.

The dedication ceremony is expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.