South Charlotte

Space for officers is sought

Town officials are looking into office space that could become a satellite office for the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Indian Trail, which does not have its own police department, recently signed a five-year contract with the sheriff's office to provide police coverage. The contract requires the town to provide office space.

The sheriff's officers now work out of space in a business in Old Hickory Business Park and in about 250 square feet in the Indian Trail Town Hall.

On Tuesday, the town council considered possible buildings in the area.

Sgt. Chase Coble, who oversees the sheriff's Indian Trail division, showed the council photos of 12 possible offices. Some were offered free; others would cost several thousand a month in rent.

Coble said Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey preferred offices in Union Town Center on U.S. 74 and Faith Church Road.

“We looked at this spot last fall,” Coble told the council.

“I think it's a good time for us at that location.”

The town council also discussed a location in the town-owned Blythe building across from the town hall complex.

Mayor John Quinn told the council it was time for the town to commit to providing law enforcement in Indian Trail.