Police Services of Salinas Headquarters

Salinas, California

The new Salinas Police Services Headquarters was needed as a replacement of the City’s 65-year-old existing Police Headquarters. The 69,230-square-foot Police Headquarters will be the first piece implemented in the Alisal Vibrancy Plan—a plan that seeks to create a robust framework for sustained economic opportunities that lead to a vibrant cultural district for the community.

The design of the Police Headquarters was a two-pronged approach. The building incorporates all the functional requirements needed to operate a modern public safety facility. The aesthetics and site planning of the project were driven by extensive community outreach. After conducting workshops and interviews with community and stakeholders, the design of the project is driven by and reflective of the values of the people of Salinas.

The project includes more than 250 parking stalls for visitors, officers and staff. The program is split into two buildings, the headquarters and the support buildings. The headquarters houses the public lobby, a community room open to the public, the office of the Chief, the investigations, patrol, traffic, records and technology departments, a fitness area with locker rooms, and a short-term holding facility. The support building contains the evidence storage, the crime lab, K-9 units, and a ten-lane tactical firing range.

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