COUNTY OF KINGS – SHERIFF’S OFFICE HEADQUARTERS
Improving operations by design
The County of Kings Sheriff’s Department had outgrown its 1965 facility and needed to improve public access and operational efficiency. On a site between two existing sheriff’s buildings we designed a new operations facility that resolves their existing space issues and sets them up for the next 50 years. Through careful programming and by using modular construction, we designed an economic but spacious facility with easy public access to the right departments, a community room that doubles as a press-briefing room, a patrol-ready room, and secure interview rooms, as well as a second floor for investigations that includes offices, a detective huddle room, and space for future growth. The ground floor’s public space will also include a fun museum with the first 1902 sheriff’s car and a still-operating sliding cell door and bars from the old jail. Flexible design of the interior spaces ensures that the sheriff’s office will have its needs met well into the century.