The Village of Slinger required a multi-faceted approach to solve its widespread space needs challenges within its village hall and police station. Every department was cramped, and officials knew the time for action had arrived. The solution needed to accommodate diverse needs and merge the municipal administration and police into a new facility.
The new structure transformed the way the Village of Slinger Police Department conducts business. When officers bring in a suspect, they can drive into the sally port and escort the individual directly into a designated area for processing, fingerprinting and use of an intoxilyzer, if needed. Officers now have a squad room with desk space for paperwork and a separate break room.
In its previous quarters, records and evidence had to be stored offsite, and there was no indoor parking for squad cars. Now, the police department has a four-stall garage with three stalls for squad cars and one for impounded evidence. There also is an outside impound area with room for four vehicles.
The Village’s new 14,065-square-foot municipal building houses the police department on one side and administrative offices on the other. Character and detail of the building exterior is provided through masonry work with complementing brick colors, patterns and limestone accents. The building uses a combination of traditional and contemporary forms to provide a strong civic presence and to emphasize the varied functions contained in the facility.