The Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap (FTIG) possesses many high-value critical assets requiring short emergency response times by the FTIG Police. The police station also houses a central monitoring system for intrusion detection and fire alarm across the Base. The FTIG Police operation includes 38 employees and operated 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The police have been operating out of two World War II era wooden buildings built around 1941. At 2,331 and 1,144 square feet each, the buildings were too small for the current police force to operate efficiently and effectively. The facilities also do not meet ADA, NFPA, and IBC codes and standards.
Windward was engaged to design the engineered systems for a new 6,000 SF police facility with state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient systems. The building includes a holding cell, arms vault, dispatch areas, evidence room, breakroom, toilet and shower facilities, locker room; and rooms for maintenance, storage, mechanical, electrical, and telecom systems. The building was designed to be LEED-certified. The project also included the construction of two communication nodes on the site to facilitate the relocation of the Base wide monitoring and mass notification systems to the new police station.