The Ottertail Operations Center functions as both the Emergency Operations Center and a centrally located command post for the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. The location in Ottertail was chosen to provide shorter response times and serve the entire county more efficiently.Electronic Security & Surveillance and full HVAC automation allow security and control not only at the facility, but also from the county seat in Fergus Falls, MN. A focus was placed on separation of public and private spaces in order to create a secure facility. The building was zoned into several areas that each require various security levels including administration, patrol, investigation, and evidence processing. The project is Silver LEED Certified.