Tucson Police Department Forensic Crime Laboratory

Client: City of Tucson
Contractor: D.L. Withers
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Size: 65,000 SF
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The new Crime Laboratory is located adjacent to the existing Westside Police Service Center. Other police facilities are expected to share the site in the future, so a master planning component was necessary to appropriately site the building. The site design uses concepts established by the existing police substation, including staggered site walls and a grouping of palm trees at building entrances. The new building is two stories tall and 65,000 square feet. It maintains a clean, crisp modern palette with polished masonry, aluminum composite panels, and curtain wall on the exterior skin. It houses the Crime Lab Administration, Quality Assurance, Trace Chemicals, Arson, Explosives, Drugs, Evidence Control, Firearms (including a firing range), Forensic Biology, Latent Fingerprints, Toxicology, and the Forensic Electronic Media Unit. Each group has dedicated laboratory space on the north side of the building and office space on the south side.

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