Project Profile: New St. Cloud, MN Police Facility
E&A was engaged by GLT Architects to provide data/voice cabling, security, A/V multimedia, and dispatch and radio communications design for the new St. Cloud Police facility.
The St. Cloud Police made their move into the new headquarters December 8th, 2009. The building was completed in late November after 18 months of construction. The $36.5 million state-of-the-art building is designed for 20-30 years of expansion.
There are five levels; the two lower stories are underground. The lowest level provides 200 parking stalls for employees, long-term records storage, maintenance shops, K-9 kennels, and vehicle forensic bays. The next level has marked squad parking, wash bays, locker rooms, a workout room, evidence rooms, sleeping rooms and lounge, and a forensic lab.
The main level (or ground level) houses primarily patrol and records offices, conference and training rooms, and information windows. During daytime hours, citizens can come to the St. Cloud Police Department Information lobby to obtain a variety of services. These services include reporting crimes not involving suspects or witnesses, requesting copies of reports, applying for taxicab licenses and gun permits, requesting background checks, and additional services.
The main public lobby has a three-story glass atrium, and the elevators are surrounded with 14-foot high glass murals of historical pictures from the department.
The second level contains offices, a conference room, and work areas for Administration, Criminal Investigations, School Resource Officers, and the Gang/Drug Unit. There is also a large lunch room/lounge with a walkout patio onto the roof. The third level penthouse is for storage and heating systems.
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