Salisbury Police Station

Salisbury, MA

+ Overview

Following the completion of a 2013 study by HKT of the police, fire and public works facilities, the Town approved proceeding with the design for a new police facility. The site for the new police station was located between two wetlands on a portion of a Town-owned site that also included a municipal water tank and a community garden. Goals set by the Town included meeting all the needs of the police department, maintaining free access to existing uses on site, and designing the building to fit into a residential neighborhood. The building features familiar elements, such as stone foundations, clapboard siding, double hung windows, pitched roofs and a front porch, while a new roadway provides access to both existing uses.

The building houses standard police operations and administrative functions, including detention and communications, and provides a large meeting room that is used for training, as the Town’s Emergency Operations Center, and by the community for public meetings. The building, which is set back from the main road to lessen the scale along the roadway, provides both a welcoming entry to the community and a secure site for police operations.

+ Project Details

  • Client Town of Salisbury, MA
  • Project Type New Construction
  • Size 18,000 sf