Arlington Heights Police Station
New police station puts finishing touch on traditional municipal campus
Arlington Heights’ 40-year-old police station suffered from dated infrastructure and failing mechanical systems. Its design clashed with that of the newer village hall and fire station on either side of it.
A 70,500-square-foot facility brings a budget-sensitive and energy-efficient replacement that respects the traditional character of the municipal campus and downtown Arlington Heights. It also improves efficiency, safety, and community connections.
- Neo-Romanesque design aesthetic uses materials like heavy timber, stone, and brick to give station a monumental, yet welcoming feel
- Design distinguishes police station while complementing adjacent village hall and fire station
- Two-story tower welcomes public at west end, while large arched window draws attention to activity within community room on east end
- Wood from trees chopped down during emerald ash borer infestation reused in public areas
- Permeable pavers on driveway and behind building prevent rainwater runoff that causes erosion and carries pollutants into water systems
- Forensics and computer laboratories speed up evidence testing and cybercrime investigations
- 25-yard, 6-lane firing range and virtual reality training simulator