Fontana Police Department Expansion17005 Upland Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Design Achievement - In order to relieve crowded conditions, the Fontana Police Department renovated the existing subterranean level of its police station to accommodate expanded police department functions. DLR Group's design optimizes the floor plan to transform existing parking, jail, office, and locker room spaces into new environments accommodating spatial and operational requirements through 2025. To counteract the absence of daylight in these below-ground spaces, moments of transparency combined with choices in lighting, color, materials, and FF&E give the law enforcement professionals a bright, crisp, modern environment and pride of place. As a part of the overall technologies and resource upgrades, the facility includes a new state-of-the-art tactical firing range. At the time of completed construction, the firing range was the only indoor law enforcement range in Southern California with a lateral shooting design; a design which allows officers to move down range, up to seven yards from the trap to shoot straight and laterally to the right or left.
Scope Summary - Originally built in 1988, the existing police station is comprised of 35,800 SF in one-story above ground and 42,000 SF of subterranean facilities. This project's scope of work consisted of the renovating the 42,000 SF below ground facilities, which were converted and expanded to accommodate modifications and additions including: a 25-yard Tactical Firing Range equipped with a Range Masters Office, HEPPA Air Handling system and firearms simulators, a briefing room, laboratories, property/evidence storage area, training, exercise room, weapons storage, vault, evidence lockers, intake area, and a new sally port. Additional amenities include: report writing rooms, conference meeting rooms, men's and women's locker room, and new office area for Property Control Clerk. The remodel increases the capacity from 291 to 414 staff members, including 301 sworn officers. DLR Group provided architecture and interior design services.