Hello, and welcome once again to the Bourne Police Station Study Project web site. On this site, we will provide regular updates and information about the feasibility study, currently being conducted, for a new police station facility.
In 2015, a Police Facility Building Committee was appointed by the Town Administrator. The 7 members include a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, the Capital Outlay Committee and 4 at-large members. In addition, several Ex Officio members were appointed including representatives from the Police Department, Facilities Department, and Town Hall. Selected committee members include:
Stanley Andrews Member at Large
Donald J. Pickard Board of Selectmen Member
William Meier Member at Large
Charles Noyes Member at Large
John E. O'Brien Capital Outlay Committee Member
John Redman Finance Committee Member
Martin Greene Member at Large
Richard F. White Alternate - Member at Large
Thomas Guerino Ex Officio - Town Administrator
Dennis Woodside Ex Officio - Chief, Bourne Police Department
Brandon Esip Advisor, Bourne Police Department
John Stowe Advisor, Bourne Police Department
Their charge, as stated on the Town of Bourne's website, is to assist with "the investigation, research and consideration of siting and construction of a modern Police Headquarters Facility which will serve the Law Enforcement and Dispatching needs of the community for the foreseeable future." The goal is to complete the study and present the project to Bourne Town Meeting in the Spring of 2017. The first meeting was held in August, 2015. Charles Noyes was elected Chairman of the Committee during the committees second meeting.
In January, 2016, the Town of Bourne issued a Request for Qualifications seeking qualified designers to complete the Bourne Police Station study project. This includes planning, programming, site evaluation, and conceptual designs for the new facility. Respondents were required to have a minimum of 5 years experience with the planning and design of municipal facilities as well as experience in the planning and design of police stations. 10 firms submitted qualifications packages in February. 4 were selected to interview in front of the Police Facility Building Committee in March. They included:
Tecton Architects of Hartford, CT
Kaestle Boos Associates of Foxborough, MA, & New Britain, CT
Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Boston, MA; Manchester, NH, & Portland, ME
Allen Lieb Architects of Lynnfield, MA
From the interviews, Kaestle Boos Associates was selected. To view their police and public safety experience, please click here. They were also the designers of the Bournedale Elementary School.
In April, 2016, the new Bourne Police Station feasibility study commenced.