The Sanford Public Safety 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 provide state-of-the-art facilities, ADG designed a two-story facility 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, Lobby/Reception, a Historic Apparatus Display, and Community Meeting Room that overlooks the civic plaza.
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/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 Hurricane Force Winds and is designed with 100% backup to all mechanical and electrical systems.
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.