The Highlands County Sheriff’s Headquarters and Evidence Facility is a part of an overall site development. The complex includes a two story, 44,313 SF Law Enforcement and Evidence Facility, a 1,590 SF Central Energy Plant, and development of a 2.75 acre site. The project is a 50,000 SF Law Enforcement Facility to include evidence storage and processing, Criminal Investigation Division, uniform patrol.
The facility has been designed to provide for a secured perimeter through the use of wind and impact resistant construction materials, surveillance systems, and controlled access openings, while also providing for an inviting, energy efficient facility for use by the public and law enforcement staff. LEED design strategies, such as light roofing materials, energy efficient mechanical systems, low water use plumbing fixtures, and the use of environmentally friendly interior finishes, are being incorporated into the project. The project incorporates specialized systems for security access control, CCTV, audio-visual systems, evidence processing lab equipment, and specialized storage units for evidence such as narcotics, cash, armor, weapons, bodily fluids, and other bulk storage items. The estimated opening date is January 2017.