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Police Facility Expansion

Project Overview:

The Norfolk Police Division facility is located at 202 North 7th Street. The Police facility houses four entities — the police division, city jail, regional dispatch center and the city attorney’s office.

The recent expansion of the dispatch center absorbed the previous classroom and conference room.

The Norfolk Police Division currently has 17,365 square feet and based on current services and police force size, public safety engineers identified the need for the building to be about 22,806 square feet to meet today’s needs. In order to plan for the needs over the next 30 years, the size of the new facility is approximately 26,000 square feet including a multipurpose garage holding up to seven vehicles.

The expansion includes:

  • An area for juvenile observation, including a cot, where juveniles can sit or sleep.
  • Designated areas to clean firearms, write reports and maintain secure storage. 
  • The addition of a third high capacity boiler to accommodate the expansion.
  • Additional lockers, dressing areas and showers for male police officers.
  • Additional lockers and changing area for female police officers.
  • Expansion of the fitness area, evidence storage, and a room for evidence processing.
  • A multipurpose classroom/training area, and a separate area for driving and shooting simulators. These areas can be made available to other agencies needing access to the equipment or space.
  • The addition covers two stories, with a single story addition for the garage.

The addition would cover two stories, with a single story addition for the garage.

Police Site Plans

First Floor Plans

Second Floor Plans

Police Expansion Southeast View

Police Expansion Birds Eye View

Project Funding:

Cost of the proposed projects is estimated to be $67 million - $78 million. If approved by voters in November, the City of Norfolk will pay for the projects using a 0.5% sales tax increase. The City of Norfolk will issue bonds to set the projects into motion immediately.  These bonds will have a final maturity about 20 years after issuance.  If approved by voters, the half-percent sales tax will begin April 1, 2023 and end when the bonds are fully paid in about 20 years.

Contact for Further Information:

Chief of Police