Michigan State Police Forensic Laboratory
This facility received the Law Enforcement Facilities I Silver Award in the 2021 Officer Law Enforcement Design Awards. See the full list of winners here.
The State of Michigan and the Michigan State Police (MSP) have requested assistance with the planning, scheduling, and evaluation of options associated with consolidating the Grand Rapids Forensic Laboratory, neighborhood General of the 6th District and Rockford Post in one place. The final accepted program statement looked at projected staffing and programs for 2020 and 2030 that would occupy a new modern law enforcement and forensic laboratory facility.
The first floor of the building has a public side and an employee side to maintain site and building security. All evidence, suspect reception, general deliveries, staff locker rooms, offices, break room and post-herd functions are on the first floor, along with lab firearms, firearms units, latent footprints and various supporting spaces. All functions at this level require direct access to the class level.
The second floor houses the 6th District headquarters, tracing, controlled substance, and biology labs, offices, and support spaces.
This project plays a critical role in achieving the strategic goals established by MSP for the area served by the Grand Rapids Forensic Lab, 6th District Headquarters and the Rockford Post. This project brings these units together into one modern law enforcement facility, allowing MSP to achieve administrative/staffing, operational, and functional efficiencies while reducing administrative costs and inefficiencies associated with maintenance and maintenance. operation of several dispersed aging facilities. The consolidation project will provide MSP with the opportunity to better serve and provide leadership, innovation, facilitation and program support in partnership with all public and private organizations for the 2.2 million people currently directly served by these three MSP units, both now and through the foreseeable future.
Architect/Company Name: Hobbs + Black Architects