The proposed building meets all current codes, the ADA, and delivers essentials for 21st century policing providing the community with a serviceable building for the next 50 years.
The building may be seen by the public from Route 6, as in all other Outer Cape towns, which also provides direct access to the highway for officers.
There is safe access to enough public parking on site. Accessibility for all through the front entrance, a lobby from which the public receives direct services—which can’t be done now—and an elevator to reach administrative offices.
Privacy and safety
In the lobby an interview room doubles as a “safe room” for those at risk, where today’s lobby can’t offer even a seat.
The dispatch office will be outfitted with modern technology, equipment, and the 911 system will remain functional at critical times.
Officers and detainees will use a sally port transferring from vehicles into the building, which is standard for modern police stations. Booking and cells meet current state standards providing safer processing of detainees.
In new indoor and outdoor areas, officers can safely and humanely care for animals, rather than in space at risk of flooding in the current facility.
A purpose-built work environment helps morale among current employees, and aids in getting new recruits by offering appropriate workspaces for administration, training, reporting, and locker rooms.
Critical files, documents, and physical evidence—both current and acquired over the next 50 years—are safely and properly stored.
The new Police Station aligns with the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce risk to the Town through compliance with management standards of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission’s voluntary Certification Program.