The City of Carmi has purchased the former Leggett's Market building and property located at 703 Oak St. to house the Police Department sometime in the future. The police department plans to move out of the County Jail sometime in 2022, as space has become tight for both the Carmi Police and the White County Sheriff’s Department. Chief of Police Jason Carter said the split is a financial one and not a relational one and that both departments get along very well and are absolutely committed to working together. Remodeling will start on the former Leggett's Market building in the next few weeks after the paperwork and surveying are completed.
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