Representatives from Kaestle Boos Associates, including Architect Todd Costa and Space Planner Kristen Smith met with members of the Bourne Police Department to begin the development of the space needs program for the proposed new police station.
Mr. Costa and Ms. Smith worked with the Department to identify what rooms, spaces, and equipment are currently in the existing police station, how the Department currently operates within those spaces, and what does the Department need to support these operations both now and in the future. This information included the number of officers on a shift; the number of shifts each day; a history of calls over the past 15 years; the number of vehicles in the Department's fleet, etc. Utilizing this information as well as their experience in police facility design and knowledge of Massachusetts building and public health codes and requirements, Mr. Costa and Ms. Smith developed a recommended space needs program for the proposed new Bourne Police Station.
The space needs program is a working document which identifies all of the rooms and spaces needed to support the operations of the Bourne Police Department efficiently as well as the recommended square footages for each space. Ultimately, the space needs program will determine how large the proposed new station will be. Spaces can include a dedicated training room, dispatch center, roll call room, evidence processing and storage areas, and prisoner processing and detention area. As the program is refined, it is being reviewed by members of the Bourne Police Department. A recommended space needs program was presented to the Police Facility Building Committee for review. The Committee has continued to refine the program to it preferred size of square feet.