3rd Patrol Police Precinct
Norfolk’s 3rd Patrol Police Precinct is a multifunction building; it is a police station, community center, FEMA situation bunker, fitness center, conference & management suite, office for the Homeland Security Division [comprised of the Harbor Patrol Unit (tasked with port security and rescue operations), Special Operations Team (SWAT), and Bomb Squad], and also a repair shop for police vehicles, bikes, and boats. Two double-deep drive-thru bays are provided for the Harbor Patrol units, housing vehicles and boats as well as storage area for rescue equipment. Additional garage facilities are provided for the traffic division, homeland security operations, and emergency command post vehicles. Motorcycle storage rooms are included as well.
Program spaces include a fitness center with locker rooms, kitchens and break rooms, and a large multi-purpose meeting room that can be used for training by the police department, or by the community for meetings. The City required this new facility to be storm resistant; the building envelope includes laminated, wind-driven projectile resistant window glazing, increased structural resistance to Category II Hurricane wind loading, and tear-off roofing resistance.
Completion Date:Completed 2011
Design Consultant:Tecton Architects
LEED Certification:LEED Gold Certified
Principals on Projects
2013 Award of Merit, Best Sustainable Building, HRACRE Awards
2012 First Place, Government, ASID/IIDA Interior Design Excellence Awards