Construction is underway at the new Garfield Police Headquarters, a new construction project in Garfield, NJ. DMR designed the 20,000 square foot facility to replace an outdated and inadequate facility that was built in the 1960s.
The design of the new building, which will be almost triple the size of their previous facility, incorporated security mandates outlined by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, while balancing aesthetic concerns that allow the facility to maintain a warm community presence. Layout and circulation were of paramount concern, as the previous facility lacked a sally port and booking and cells were located on the top floor, meaning arrestees were transported through the building, sometimes past the public, and through a series of stairs. The new facility will provide the City with a modern and updated space, equipped with the latest technologies and in compliance with all applicable codes.