Emergency Firefighting Water System
Police District Stations & Infrastructure
Motorcycle Police and Crime Lab
Medical Examiner Facility
"At this critical point in history where technology seems to advance by the minute our facilities have declined almost to the point of failure. We have a window of opportunity to make our facilities what they should be to best ensure our officers are able to meet to the needs and expectations of the 21st century city we are sworn to serve and protect every day, including when earthquakes or other calamities strike.”
Police District Stations and Infrastructure ($30 million)
What is the criteria for the selection of seismic upgrades and improvements?
The stations located throughout the City are vital to their neighborhoods and are at the heart of the
department’s community policing philosophy. They can focus on a smaller geographic area, allowing stations to tailor services to the specific needs of a neighborhood or community. In the event of a localized disaster, officers need
to effectively respond quickly from the neighboring districts.
The district stations have a broad range of functional, safety, security and technical inadequacies. Since their openings,
many of the facilities and district stations have operated continuously. They are subject to heavy usage and are in need of repair and modernization. Most do not meet seismic codes for new construction and they were not designed for operational
changes such as having investigators assigned to the district stations. Putting off repairs can hinder police and first Responders’ capabilities to react to public safety, security and emergency needs.
Detailed planning will develop a priority and focus ESER 2014 towards the most necessary, beneficial and cost effective rehabilitation and improvement projects that simply cannot wait.