A new, shared law enforcement facility is open today after a ribbon cutting Monday, representing a collaborative effort between the Marshall Public Safety Department, Calhoun County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.

Sheriff Matt Saxton tells The Richard Piet Show on WBCK 60 percent of the space in the new center is shared space. He said it was built at a fraction of the cost, were the three entities to each build their own offices.

Marshall Public Safety Director Jim Schwartz said the center represents an overall cost savings, given the three departments often collaborate on cases and the proximity of each of their offices means greater efficiency when working together.

Hear the whole interview by clicking the video below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.