In association with a local architectural firm, Architects Design Group was selected as the Design Architect to provide programming, conceptual design, voter referendum assistance, which was followed by full design services for the Johnston Public Safety Facility. The project included the analysis of the community’s public safety needs and ISO ratings to determine the appropriate location to site both the Public Safety Facility and the stand-alone Fire Station located on the west side of town. The study concluded that two new facilities would best meet the needs of the Community. The main facility is 40,000 SF building designed to LEED Silver Standards and contains the headquarters for police and fire, and the main fire station. The main entrance to the joint facility includes shared space for the police and fire departments, and encompasses a workout room and classroom meeting rooms. An additional fire station, No. 2, was designed on a separate site to best accommodate emergency response times within the City.
This state-of-the-art facility includes the following law enforcement spaces: public lobby, interview rooms, records, investigation offices, property and evidence, vehicle prep and evidence, booking and intake, virtual firearms training simulation room, IT support services, physical agility space, support services, and a sally port. The integral training room also serves as the City’s Emergency Operations Center.