The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office is located in downtown Paw Paw, one block south of the main light. A new wing to the old department was added in 2001. This new wing now houses the administrative offices, Narcotics and follow-up Bureaus, 911 Central Dispatch, and the Emergency Operations Center. The second floor of the new building houses additional inmates. The entire new addition was created without the use of tax dollars. The new addition makes it possible to house 158 inmates.