VERNON - Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews is looking to improve law enforcement coverage in the county by activating a long-dormant law enforcement substation at Vernon City Hall.

Crews states while the station will be unmanned for now, it will serve as a place for deputies to write reports or conduct interviews without having to drive all the way back to the sheriff’s office in Chipley.

Sheriff Crews also hopes to open a substation at Ebro City Hall.

"These substations will help us better serve the citizens of Washington County," Crews said. "By having them open, deputies can perform their jobs more efficiently and help improve community safety."

Both substations are set to be open within the next few weeks.