On Wednesday, September 11, city officials gathered to break ground on the new Brentwood Police Headquarters, the largest capital campaign to date for the city.
The new headquarters will be 56,000 square feet located at 910 Heritage Way, Brentwood next to the Indoor Sports Complex.
Mayor Rhea Little said this new building has been needed for quite some time and emphasized its use for the entire community. “This new facility will be right in the heart of Brentwood and central to many residents. This is a day of celebration for the entire community,” said Mayor Little.
Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes said, “we would not be here today without the brave men and women who serve our country every day, whether on the battlefield or on the front lines of communities like Brentwood, working to keep us safe and free. We honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11,” Chief Hughes said.
For the past 32 years, City of Brentwood police have been functioning in an antiquated building on two opposite ends of Brentwood City Hall, as well as some officers who work out of a fire station. This new facility will allow the entire department to be housed under one 56,000 square foot roof, with secure entrances for officers coming to and from work, a classroom, crime lab, virtual training space, a community room and a firearms range which will be shared with other law enforcement partners.
It will also have a 2,200 square foot municipal courtroom in the building and a 911 call center. The project is estimated to be $29 million dollars and is currently under construction with an expected completion date in early spring 2021, which is also the 50th anniversary of the Brentwood Police Department.
The Architect Workshop provided both space programming and architectural design for the Brentwood Police Department. Under the leadership of Architect James Kennon, the overall goals were determined, and a series of multi-day workshops were held with police, city commissioners, and City Manager Kirk Bednar to identify the space and programmatic needs of the new building.
Brentwood based, The Parent Company, is the construction management contractor now responsible for the building. They have been responsible for the successful completion of many other Williamson County projects such as the Public Safety Center, the jail, and the Brentwood Service Center.
Here are some of the key features of the new building.
- open administrative offices
- community room
- defensive tactics and visual scenarios simulation
- firearms range
- emergency call center
- open lobby
- public records access
- municipal court
Take a look at our video from the event on Wednesday.
Here are renderings of the new headquarters.