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DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office began settling in on Monday to its new Deltona headquarters at 1691 Providence Blvd.
And for the 81 employees who work out of the Deltona office, the surroundings have an extremely familiar feel to them. That's because the agency's law enforcement operations used to be housed in the exact same location several years ago.
However, the building has undergone a bit of a makeover since then, thanks to the City of Deltona.
The city contracts with the Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services and provides work space for the agency and its Deltona employees.
Capt. Dave Brannon, who heads up the Sheriff's Office's Deltona operations, said the employees are delighted to be back in their old digs and closer to the city's geographic center.
In addition to its central location, the move also has the added benefit of getting the Sheriff's Office out of leased space on Deltona Boulevard and back into a city-owned building.
"We're grateful for the decision of the City Commission and city manager to return the Sheriff's Office to the city's center," Brannon said. "The facility on Providence Boulevard has a proud history and will relieve taxpayers of the expense of leasing commercial office space. This was a good decision for all of the citizens of Deltona."
The approximately 7,300-square-foot building at 1691 Providence Blvd. initially served as a city library. The city then converted it into municipal office space, moving in the Sheriff's Office back in 1997. In 2007, the Sheriff's Office's headquarters was relocated to an office suite in the Deltona Plaza on Deltona Boulevard. Four years later, the Sheriff's Office is back home. The phone number, (386) 860-7030, is unchanged. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house has been scheduled for April 2. Captain Brannon invites the public to stop by to check out the Providence Boulevard facility and meet the Sheriff's Office staff. A total of 73 sworn deputies and eight civilian employees work out of the facility. "The Sheriff's Office is very proud of its partnership with the city, and we hope the community will come by to see our new home and meet the fine men and women who serve the residents of Deltona," said Captain Brannon.