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CHIEF OF POLICE
Chief Charles H. Stone Jr.
117 Main St., P.O. Box 3
Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: (508) 528-3206
stone@virtualnorfolk.org
FIRE CHIEF

Coleman Bushnell
117 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: (508) 528-3207
bushnell@virtualnorfolk.org

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EXISTING CONDITIONS REPORT

Code Issues
  • No public access to toilets.  If public is allowed access to restrooms they must be either escorted by a staff member to maintain security or they have full access to the entire building. 
  • No sprinkler (fire-protection) system in the building
  • Exterior masonry veneer wall constructed in 1984 is cavity wall construction and includes 1 ½” of rigid insulation; however, original 1966 building is believed to contain no wall insulation.
  • Dispatch and dispatch equipment are not in rated enclosures according to NFPA 1221.
  • Juvenile cells are not site and sound separated from adults when booking.
  • Rear entry/ Egress vestibule is used for storage if materials.
  • No H.C. accessible showers for officers and staff.
Health Issues
  • No separate shower for cleaning detainees.
  • Bunk rooms do not conform to minimum size allowed by building code for as an occupied space.
  • Bunk rooms do not contain egress windows.
  • Entry vestibule was extended over side walk causing thermal transfer of cold into conditioned space.
  • Detention fixtures do not conform to ADA clearance from adjacent walls.
  • No H.C. accessible fixtures for F.D.
  • Sink and table in break/roll call area is used for food as well as gun cleaning.
  • Sink in FD Day Room is used for cleaning medical supplies for Rescue Vehicles as well as Food Prep.
  • No ADA compliant cell for males and females.
  • No ADA compliant plumbing fixture in Juvenile cell. 
  • Cot/Bunk may pose suicide liability risk.
  • Do not appear to meet state minimum for depth of platform.
  • No vehicles exhaust system for rescue vehicles?
  • No CO Detention and exhaust system for Sally Port.
Safety Issues:
  • Public lobby does not hold ballistic rating for protection of staff.
  • Locker rooms are accessed from booking which provide a safety hazard with detainees gaining access to fire arms stored in lockers.
  • Male cells contain many suicide risks for prisoner that will be cited by department of public health. 
  • Sally port is used for storing clearing and vehicle supplies which can be used by a detainee against an officer.
  • Server /E911 / TELE/ are located in a unsecure rooms causing hazards to information.
  • Dispatch is open to booking causing for disruption/ interference with dispatch function.
  • First Bay of Apparatus is used for storage of supplies and materials.
  • Evidence storage is not in protected space from security and or fire.
  • Minimal amount of video surveillance of site and building.  
  • Video surveillance in some cells is not functioning.
  • Access control is limited to mail entry with locked doors and passive mechanical lock at staff entry to police.
  • Visitor/Public Access to secure areas of building is only controlled by staff escorts.
  • Matron space currently being used as locker room for dispatchers.
TOWN MANAGER
Jack Hathaway
One Liberty Lane
Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 205
(Board of Selectmen Suite)
Phone: (508) 528-1248
hathaway@virtualnorfolk.org

BUILDING COMMITTEE
Jane Doe
John Doe
Committee


PROJECT TEAM

Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc.
www.kba-architects.com

Daniel Tavares
AIA,CSI,CDT,LEED AP
Principal-in-Charge

Michael McKeon
AIA, LEED AP
Design Principal

Kristen Smith
Interior Designer

Todd Costa
Job Captain

Ken Costello
ASLA, LEED AP
Landscape Architect/
Site Planner