Frankfort Police Station
The City of Frankfort carefully planned for a new Police Station for nearly a decade as multiple sites were studied to find the perfect location for a new 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. The new Police Station stands along State Road 28 on the west side of the downtown area as a new gateway into the City. Traditional materials like limestone and masonry were combined with modern aluminum composite panels and towering glass windows as a nod to both the history of Frankfort as well as its recent growth and modernization. A 60-person tiered lecture hall dominates the front elevation and will be used as a training center for other departments throughout Indiana to utilize. The exterior of the training room uses a varied limestone pattern arranged in a stair-step pattern which supports sleek high glass windows, symbolizing how training can facilitate an evolution of refinement. The high-volume lobby space is both beautiful and welcoming, done intentionally to communicate the partnership the Police seek with the Frankfort community. Beyond the public portions of the facility, the internal functions of the department are all connected along a central spine, illuminated with natural light from windows above. The corridor leads to administrative offices, interview rooms, a fitness facility, crime lab, break area, and an 8-bay garage area for maintenance and evidence storage.