With a population reaching near 110,000, the City of Arvada’s centralized policing structure established 65 years ago was outdated and ineffective. Having decided on a new, community-based approach, the City strategically placed two separate 9,000-sf police substations within the City’s neighborhoods. With the Lake Arbor Community Station and West Woods Community Station the City is embracing a new way of organizing the Arvada Police Department (PD) to make it more fluid, collaborative, networked and responsive to the community.
The two buildings are each equipped with state-of-the-art technology for things like remote briefings, and includes a front lobby, a community room, a secured service desk, briefing rooms, offices, locker rooms, a fitness room, personal use rooms and a break area. Interior finishes include light gauge framed interior and drywall, bullet-proof transaction windows and doors, polished concrete floors, recycled cork flooring, beetle-kill wall coverings, laminated casework and solid surface counters and sills. Project highlights include custom and fully ventilated/air extraction lockers, custom 36-in deep duty bag lockers and ventilated wet/dry closets, evidence storage lockers and processing area, card access security system-vehicle gate and doors to offices and carport with rough-in for future solar PV panels.
City of Arvada
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
ENR Mountain States, Best Project Awards, Best Small Project Under $10M - Merit
USGBC LEED Silver Certified