The new Scranton Police Headquarters demonstrates the Mayor’s commitment to “Restoring The Pride” in Scranton. The building replaces an obsolete police facility built at the turn of the century. The site selected is adjacent to the Steamtown National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service. The architecture of the new Police Headquarters celebrates the historic fabric of the surrounding architecture.
The main entrance design features a glass drum that is flooded with natural light and provides for a monumental public space where, private individuals and members of the media can interface with the department. The “crown” is symbolic of the Statue of Liberty, as many of Scranton’s residents’ grandparents passed through Ellis Island at the turn of the century. It evokes the great virtues of the Statue of compassion, justice and integrity.
The design provides a new state of the art space for uniform, undercover and administrative staff. The program also includes holding cells, a sally port, roll call room, locker rooms, weight and employee rooms as well as evidence storage and lab spaces.
Eugene M. Ogozalek, AIA is the Architect of Record.
GSF: 21,000 SF
Total Cost: 3.5 Million
Design Completion: 2005