The Future is Here
The City of Celina has embarked on its largest project to date, the new Celina Police Department Headquarters located at the corner of Punk Carter Parkway and Coit Road. The City of Celina commissioned Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects to design and Lee Lewis Construction to build a 32,660 square foot state-of-the-art facility with a 2,882 square foot courtyard and an additional 5,637 square foot asset building.
The new 32,660 square foot Celina Police Facility is intended to provide the Celina Police Department with a new state-of-the-art facility designed to allow officers and employees to feel that they have a work home that is efficient, secure, and thoughtful to their health and wellness. The exterior of the building consists primarily of limestone and glass, with steel and exposed wood details. Within the facility, the exposed wood continues as the primary structure is composed of heavy timber columns, glulam beams, and cross-laminated timber decking. The wood structure is exposed in many areas of the building providing a warmth to the facility, along with the widely available access to natural light from large expanses of glass (including a fully glazed interior courtyard) is intended to contribute to an environment that is pleasant and de-stressing. The structure and layout of the building are designed in such a way as to allow the facility to expand over time to keep up with the growth of the city itself.
The building features a large and inviting lobby that provides access to a sizeable room with all the furniture, A/V, and other support systems needed to serve as a community room and also serve various training needs for the department. The lobby also provides a location to interact with Police Records staff at a secure reception point.
This point and the other areas leading from the Lobby to the secure side of the building are all constructed with ballistic resistance in mind. This will contribute to the staff's feeling of well-being and security when within their new facility. On the secure side of the building, spaces are provided for Police Administration, Investigations, Patrol, and Records. There is space allocated already in the new facility for a new Dispatch Center once the city reaches a size that this is needed. In addition to the internal departments, there are the needed support areas for staff including a unified break room with access to the interior courtyard. Locker rooms with specialized lockers for law enforcement officers are located within a section of the building designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado.
In addition to the main building, there is an adjacent 5,600-square-foot asset support building. This building shares the same exterior finishes as the main building but is a more typical load-bearing masonry and steel bar joist construction due to the nature of the spaces included. This building provides space for Property and Evidence, including areas for the officers to drop evidence and for the public to retrieve property. There is a dedicated area to evidence analysis also. The building also provides the space for an exercise area that can open to an outdoor area for use as a cross-fit training area. This is provided to further address the concerns with officer and staff wellness. The combination of these two structures is intended to support the Celina Police as they continue to provide outstanding policing services to the City of Celina.