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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

George Cronin
Chairman
Jack Hathaway
Town Manager
Charles Stone
Police Chief
Cole Bushnell
Fire Chief
Robert Bullock
Building Commissioner
James Lehan
Board of Selectmen
Gregory Mirliss
John Wayne
John Weddleton

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

Owner's Project Manager
PMA Construction Services

www.pmaconsultants.com

Chris Simmler
Project Manager

Robert Lambert
Asst. Project Manager