Saturday, February 22 marked the grand opening of the City of Dublin’s Public Safety Complex. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Mayor David Haubert with opening remarks by Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, and Fire Chief David Rocha.

The Public Safety Complex is an essential services facility and Emergency Operation Center (EOC) that will house the Dublin Police Department and Alameda County Fire Administration.  The City of Dublin selected Swinerton Management & Consulting (SMC) to manage the two-year, $18 million construction project.

The location of the new Public Safety Complex was previously the site of the National Food Laboratory, which had been a Dublin landmark since 1965.  This LEED Platinum project encompasses nearly 40,000 square feet, comprised of one new building, a tenant improvement of an existing building, sitework, carports, and landscaping.  Three of the four existing buildings were demolished to make room for a new building, which now features a gym, locker rooms and evidence processing and storage. The remodeled building houses the Dublin Police Department’s front lobby, administrative offices, and EOC.  The carports in the police department’s secured parking lot feature over 500 photovoltaic panels.  The irrigation system uses recycled water and there are two bioswales to help with storm water management.

The Alameda County Fire Administration occupies the other side of the new police services building, which received structural upgrades to achieve the required essential service facility status.  The fire department also received new storefront glazing, an expanded training room, two new locker rooms, two new entry canopies, and parking lot improvements.

Congratulations to the project team: Project Executive Robert Kagiyama, Project Manager Maria Zupo, Senior Construction Inspector Brett Lowther, and Project Engineer Ali Mohammed.