Griffin Structures was retained as program and construction manager to oversee the design and delivery of a new 66,000 square foot police facility. The $38.3 million structure was designed and constructed as an “essential facility” and includes a police dispatch center, Type I jail, crime laboratory, evidence and property storage, management facilities, firing range, community room, briefing facilities, a training room that was also designed as an Emergency Operations Center, and other support elements.
The new Buena Park Police Department was designed following a comprehensive needs assessment study conducted by Griffin’s Strategic Services team to determine future space requirements. The needs assessment included an analysis of current and projected police calls for services, operational practices, regional and local crime rates, arrest practices, technology requirements, jail booking and release profiles. The resulting documentation solidified future requirements and guided design of the new facility, which was completed on time and under budget.