Faced with a population surge of 5,000, the City of Brooklyn Park updated their police facility to anticipate long-term growth and address current space deficiencies—covered vehicle storage, locker rooms for men and women, conference and interview space, office space, a secure detention sally port, and a briefing room.
The additions and renovations satisfy this tall order, first by reorganizing the layout of the department to free up previously underutilized space and then creating a more comfortable work environment reflective of its staff. Cleared space now functions as necessary meeting rooms. To protect city investments in vehicles and technology, a new heated garage houses 38 vehicles that have sensitive computers and equipment. The design also incorporates added drug evidence storage and property storage, expanded men and women’s locker rooms, and modernized evidence bagging and labeling areas.