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Sanford Public Safety Facility

Sanford Public Safety Facility

Sanford Public Safety Facility

Sanford Public Safety Facility

Sanford Public Safety Facility

Sanford Public Safety Facility

This facility was a concept nearly two decades in the making. A spatial needs assessment conducted by ADG showed the police and fire services had outgrown their existing facilities. To create a state-of-the-art facility, ADG designed a two-story building housing the city’s police department, fire administration, and a five-bay fire station. Both departments are designed as separate facilities connected by a shared two-story atrium, which includes vertical circulation and a shared lobby / reception area. A civic plaza is situated at the prominent corner of the site and contains seating areas that have open views of the historic apparatus display and community meeting room, creating a true civic space for the community.

The facility includes a state-of-the-art crime lab that is part of the investigative services / crime scene department. Several aspects of the facility support the crime lab, including a central evidence drop-off and processing area, biohazard evidence storage and blood drying rooms, crime lab with fuming hoods, latent print analysis, forensic science support, and forensic facial imaging.

Exterior walls are concrete tilt-wall construction with hurricane-impact glazing throughout, designed to withstand 150-mph winds. They are designed with 100% backup to all mechanical and electrical systems. Additionally, ADG assisted the city with obtaining $1,006,000 in federal (FEMA-HMGP) grants.