Long after we’re gone, this building will remain.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (PRWEB) April 17, 2019
Inside the new Englewood Police Station Headquarters, police officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with community members and city officials – a symbol of the inclusivity and approachability that the new facility is meant to represent. Beginning with a flag raising ceremony and ending with building tours, Englewood cut the ribbon on its new police station.
The building provides modern and secure facility needs, and more than doubles the station’s old facility space. The new facility was built inches from the original headquarters, which was built in 1972. Now that the new building has been completed, the existing facility will be carefully demolished and replaced with secured parking in its place.
The new facility includes a multi-purpose training room that can also function as an emergency operations center; a modern infrastructure to support data, voice and other communications applications; and security systems that will improve safety for visitors, police staff and arrested individuals.
“I’m at a loss for words for what this means for the department,” said Englewood Police Chief John Collins. “Long after we’re gone, this building will remain.”
Operational flow was developed carefully by architect DLR, with large open spaces balancing the necessarily tight spaces of a police station. Natural light floods the space by way of large open windows and skylights, and corridors were configured in a way that encourages staff interacting casually and easily.