The North Aurora Police Department provides policing services to over 16,000 residents. Their mission is to provide the citizens of North Aurora a safe environment and enhance the quality of life consistent with the values of the community.
It was becoming more difficult for the Police Force to do its job with the current state of the police station. The Village of North Aurora Board approved the contract with World Architects and Engineers for the design and Berglund Construction for the construction of the new 29,000-sqft police headquarters.
The building incorporates the traditional law enforcement elements, but also includes a community and training room that provides floor space for tactical training exercise. It includes a drive-through to accommodate ambulance and additional public safety vehicles.
The New Village of North Aurora Police Headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility that will endure the strenuous 24/7 schedule of the police force. The new facility boasts a technological advanced evidence examination room, a handicapped-accessible detention cell, a separate 4,248-sqft firing range and spacious locker rooms with enough lockers to accommodate North Auroras male officers and female officers. Design features of the lockers include a solid rubber muzzle guard built into the wall so that officers can load their weapons without having to worry about an accidental discharge injuring a comrade.
Berglund Construction completed the project on time and on budget. Berglund’s project team worked through unforeseen scenarios and navigated effectively and efficiently to meet the needs and expectations of the Village of North Aurora.
The Project Team was challenged to coordinate a comprehensive Communications Plan with faculty and staff and to develop creative and functional logistics plans, detailed schedules and floor relocation plans to execute the dramatic requirements of the renovation. The success of this plan was proven in no incidents or accidents during the entire construction and renovation process.