Wayne Police Headquarters | Renovation & Addition
DMR is providing professional services for the renovation of the Township’s Police Headquarters, which is a portion of the municipal complex. DMR originally presented four options for renovation or new construction to the Township of Wayne to consider as options for upgrades to the existing, aging facility.
The Wayne Police Department selected to construct a two-story, 12,600 square foot addition to the existing police station, while renovating approximately 12,700 square feet of the existing building.
This specialized building will be 24/7/365 operation and will have a sally port, holding cells, processing room, interview rooms, waiting area, line up area, police offices, lockers, showers and key personnel offices as the main functions of the building. Other issues that need to be addressed include a leaky roof, lack of elevators, evidence lockers, as well as lockers for female officers, and ample space for officers to speak confidentially to members of the public, especially with sensitive issues, such as domestic violence cases.
A new police station has been a goal of the Township for more than 10 years, as the conditions of the currently facility are dire, unsafe and inefficient.