Plans for a new Medford Police Station are currently underway and the city of Medford is thrilled to announce this project.
The new 35,000 square foot, three-story facility will be located at 90 Main St., Medford, which is currently home to the Medford Police Training Academy and adjacent to police headquarters.
The anticipated time line indicates the completion would be June 2019, assuming the project will begin in March 2017.
A loan order for the architect will be submitted to the Medford City Council for deliberation on Feb. 14, 2017.
“Today is a great day. I am extremely thankful for all of Mayor [Stephanie] Burke’s continuous efforts and that this has been at the forefront of her administration,” said Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco Jr. “Not only do the men and women of the Medford Police Department deserve this new, state of the art Police Headquarters, but our community does too and now we can call it ours!”
Once built, the Medford Police Department’s new station will be the central location for administration, records, patrol, training, detectives, detention, community services and 911 communications. There will be a welcoming lobby with access to community services and private consultation space with fully integrated technology and building security systems in place.
This project will eliminate current deficiencies and enhance modern, more efficient and code compliant booking and lock-up facilities, separate clean and bright locker rooms for female and male staff and an up-to-date evidence processing laboratory.
Developing a well-ventilated storage facility with energy efficient HVAC and electrical systems, water conserving fixtures and enhanced plumbing systems all contribute to lower operating costs as well as improving the reliability of the building. The headquarters will be built with resiliency in mind to withstand future climate changes.
“We’ve been focused on establishing a plan for a new facility since taking office and I am thrilled to announce that we will have a comprehensive, safe and efficient space for our officers. The new headquarters will complement the city’s focus on promoting energy efficiency, integrated technology and alternative energy solutions,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “After a thorough examination of multiple locations within the city, we have determined that the central site is an asset for our citizens and for the operation as a whole.”