Bexar County sheriff's sub-station to move into double-wide trailers

Lease on current sub-station set to expire, trailers set up near Southton Road

SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has decided to not renew the lease on its only substation in the county and, instead, move into eight double-wide trailers they have set up on the south side.

The training unit for the office is housed in the substation, as well as several other critical units, including east patrol, west patrol, patrol administration, streets crimes, crisis intervention, and the K-9 unit.

All of the offices will presumably move out of the building between Sept. 24-27.

The new trailers will be set up in a dirt field just off of Southton Road.

The training academy is extremely important to BCSO, not only for the education of new recruits, but for the continuing education of its current officers.

Several questions were posed to BCSO about the move, including about the long-term plan for substations in the county, the length of time officers will be forced to work out of the trailers, and the effectiveness of fighting crime from a substation housed in trailers.

Inquiries were not immediately answered by the office.

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