After a site acquisition study, logistics planning, and a site schematic design study, the city selected a site for the new Silvis Police Station that would allow for future area development, department growth, greater safety and security measures, and be centrally located. The city requested a building design that was open, inviting, easily identifiable, and would create a new image for the City of Silvis.
The Silvis Police Station was designed with three zones of security, consisting of public (non-secure), semi-secure, and private (high-secure). The main entrance and community room are non-secure spaces that have a large, connected exterior courtyard. The building provides space for area 911 dispatch service, as well as sufficient space for long-term expansion of the integrated county-wide emergency dispatch service.