City of Anniston / Public Building Authority
A complex facility combing the police department, municipal court, and jail into one 57,500 sf building. The police facility includes customized spaces for each division: Administrative Department, Special Response Team, including enclosed storage for all their specialized equipment, weapons, and vehicles; a full crime lab and secure evidence storage area; Investigative Department; Patrol Unit; and Animal Control. Each of these spaces includes cutting-edge technology and is specifically designed to enhance the functionality and efficiency of each division. The courtroom, which accommodates 200 and includes custom-designed equipment, can be converted to a community meeting room, a police training facility, or a public safety shelter during emergency weather events. The jail was designed to accommodate 110 inmates in pre-cast concrete modular cells that were delivered on-site complete with all furnishings, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC ducts, which also expedited the construction schedule. The jail includes a full-service kitchen, laundry, and an enclosed sally port for secure inmate drop-off, the latest electronic security system, and video visitation that allows family members to electronically visit without the inmate having to leave their cell block.