Chicago Police Construction and General Contracting

Harbour Contractors, Inc. was selected as the general contractor to build a new 44,000 SF, two-story masonry Chicago police station prototype located on a 4.0-acre site for the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

Chicago police construction

The new Chicago police facility is five times the size of the facility it replaced and includes features such as a community room, secured viewing and line up room, sally port, booking and holding areas, video arraignment room, telecommunication room, fitness room, video wall roll call room, security monitoring system, and a quiet room.

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Building Features

  • High-tech roll call room with SMART boards
  • Physical fitness room to support the Chicago police department
  • Community room to accommodate group functions, such as Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meetings, with a seating capacity for more than 100
  • Secure viewing and line-up rooms
  • “Quiet room” for traumatic incident counseling
  • Locker facilities
  • Warming/cooling station capabilities
  • Cameras are mounted on the exterior to monitor parking lots, and all access/egress points to secure the Chicago police, building personnel, and inmates
  • A geothermal heat exchange system
  • State-of-the-art fiber optic cable network
  • Load-bearing masonry with exterior finish brick
  • Durable materials for ease of cleaning and maintenance (i.e., burnish block walls and terrazzo flooring)

Chicago’s 12th district pd Construction

Sustainability and Certification

This Chicago police project is LEED® Certified to the Gold Level from the USGBC and includes a geothermal heating and cooling system and a green roof over 50% of the roof. The facility also features a permeable unit paver parking lot selected to reduce heat island effects, environmentally friendly and recycled material usage, and a state-of-the-art building energy management system. The site includes EV charging stations to provide additional support for the Chicago police department with an electronic charging fleet.

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Exterior Amenities

  • Parking lot (225 spaces and four elective vehicle recharging ports)
  • 150-foot monopole communications tower
  • Outdoor electronic message board
  • Reflective and landscaped site development (reduces the urban heat island effect)
  • Bicycle storage area for the community of Chicago
  • Permeable paving
  • Aggressive stormwater management
  • Green and reflective roof

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