Osborn performed the Technology Design relating to the new City of Cleveland 3rd District Police Station and Citywide Communications Center (Central Dispatch / 911 Center) in conjunction with Richard L Bowen Architects. The new stand alone building is a 62,300 square foot 3-story structure. It houses two floors of Third District police personnel, and a third floor that houses, a 6,300 square foot police/fire dispatch and 911 call center with multiple computer generated visual displays to automate and improve their current processes; a 1,100 square foot data center; a war-room with video conferencing and multi-media presentation equipment; a community room with automated control and audio visual enhancements; two training rooms with multi-media presentation integration; a multi-media conference room dedicated to the police operations; and multiple offices and related spaces.
Osborn combined the requirements of both the Police and Fire/EMS, as well as coordinating with Motorola to provide infrastructure to support the 28 dispatch workstations and AT&T for the Voice over IP (VoIP) 911 stations. Additionally, at the request of the City, additional provisions were included in fiber-optic communication to the deskto, and infrastructure to support Cuyahoga County’s VoIP.
Osborn’s responsibilities included the creation of the construction drawings and subsequent construction administration for the voice, data, video, security (access control, video surveillance), audio/visual, radio, intercoms, public address paging and other technology based systems. In addition to the creation of redundant diverse service entry paths for the AT&T fiber and Opti-man services, an additional pathway was created to provision the City’s I-Net fiber network by a third diverse route. Of particular interest relative to the security would be: the first implementation of a completely IP based video surveillance system based on new standards developed by the City; access control utilizing not only an extension of the existing enterprise wide proximity based control system, but inclusion of new integral electrified door hardware combining aesthetically pleasing fit and finish with the required secured access to not only the public/private interface between the police and their constituents, as well as, an additional perimeter between the third district police and the centralized dispatch facility, and sub-perimeters for all the various department offices protecting the integrity of various areas such as evidence and firearm storage. Special audio/visual design concerns were the integration of the City’s control system standards with the multiple and diverse needs of the various spaces, as well as the introduction of the City to multiple devices not previously used by the city to facilitate use of the latest digital video signals and systems.