Fayetteville Police Headquarters

Jan. 31, 2024

This facility received the Law Enforcement Facilities I Silver Award in the 2023 Officer Station Design Awards.

Official Project Name: Fayetteville Police Department

Project City/State: Fayetteville, AR

Date Completed: May 17, 2023

Chief/Director: Police Chief Mike Reynolds

Project Area (sq. ft.): 59,557

Total Cost: $39,175,000

Cost Per Square Foot: $657.77

Architect/Firm Name: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects

City/State: Dallas, TX

Phone: 972-960-9970

Website: bsw-architects.com 

Design Team: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects: Greg Read, Project Manager/Architect; Olsson Engineers: Civil Engineering/Landscape; L.A. Fuess: Structural Engineering; M-E Engineers: Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing Engineering & Security Electronics; Entegrity-Energy Integrity: LEED; GTS, Inc: Geotech + 

Project Description

Throughout Fayetteville Police history, they never worked in a facility originally designed for police purposes. They had to work in adapted and make-shift spaces, leading to their work facilities suffering from security compromises and inefficient internal adjacencies and flow.

To remedy those deficiencies, the Fayetteville citizens passed a funding bond to design and construct a new police facility. The police and the city communicated numerous facility goals. Topping the list was providing modern amenities and sufficient expansion space for the growing department. To emphasize training, the Police requested dedicated defensive tactics and weapons training spaces. New evidence processing and secure storage areas were also high priorities. Moving the police building from its downtown location to a site immediately outside downtown permitted proximity to a major highway and created easier access to all other city areas.  

The 11 ½-acre green field site has a fairly significant slope from north to south and is bounded on two sides by streets and residential areas. The University of Arkansas owns land parcels of mostly open agricultural fields on the remaining two sides. To maximize the site and facility placement, the client selected a two-story building for most police functions and a single-story training wing with two independent asset storage buildings, delivering over 81,000 SF for police use. 

The first floor includes patrol, holding, records, evidence departments, locker and exercise rooms, and the training wing. The training wing has a dedicated defensive tactics area, ten 10-lane tactical firing ranges, and functional support areas. The public Community Room doubles as a police training area with semi-secure police back entry. A public elevator to the second floor accesses a lobby waiting room, administration, investigations, a dedicated interview suite, and the dispatch department. The dispatch and investigations breakrooms have outdoor access from individual balconies.

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