Architects Design Group (ADG), in association with a local architectural firm, was selected for the programming update, master plan and design of the new 76,000 SF Georgetown Public Safety Complex and Training Facility. An additional 14,000 SF Training Facility, including a flexible training area with reconfigurable walls for use with simulations or other training exercises, is included with the new public safety complex. The project is a result of the City’s Police and Fire Department growth, the need to update facilities to “survivable and sustainable” construction which can withstand F3 tornado forces, provide continuity of operations (COOP), and provide for current and future technology use. The new facilities are to be located on a 21 acre site directly adjacent to the City’s new Fire Station No. 5 on D B Wood Road.
The new Public Safety Operations and Training Facility is designed to meet current and future needs through Year 2030. In addition to administration offices and training classrooms, the new facility includes several specialized areas such as a Dispatch Center with 12 call taker positions, Evidence Processing and Storage, Criminal Investigation Interview and Processing, Crime Lab, Outdoor Firing Range, and Obstacle Training Course. A City EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is also provided, to be utilized for shared Departmental conferencing and training during non-activation periods. A 125 foot high communications tower is included with an on-site Central Energy Plant.
Construction materials include concrete tilt wall panels, impact & bullet resistant glazing, limestone on metal framing, interior steel structural framing, clerestory day lighting at corridors, concrete roofing deck, efficient water cooled chiller system, back-up generator & fuel tank, and typical furnishings equipment and finishes required of a facility that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Redundant systems are designed for 72 hours of independent operation.
GPSTOC Firing Range Components:
- 15 lanes at 50 yards
- Outdoor lanes with roof baffles
- Fully tactical range equipment
- Tactical training area behind firing line
- Drive in capability for vehicle staging
- Fully enclosed control room, entry lobby area, restrooms, ammo storage, gun cleaning and other support programs
- Part of a larger training complex