Protecting the public with police, fire, emergency, and criminal justice systems is one of the primary responsibilities of local government. SPLOST dollars have helped pay for many new police precinct buildings and fire stations, a new E-911 center, and a new animal shelter. The earlier SPLOST programs paid for the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, which helped consolidate many of the County’s courts and administrative offices into one central, state-of-the-art facility, and the Pre-Trial Detention Center. 

By providing the bricks-and-mortar facilities, SPLOST funds have enabled the County to use tax revenues to hire and train new firefighters and police officers, in addition to sheriff’s deputies for courthouse and jail security. SPLOST funds have also been used to purchase new equipment, critical to the services that our public safety provides to our residents.

2009        2005        2001       1997      1988      1985

2009 SPLOST Program: $52.7 million

Police Headquarters Improvements

  • Renovation of 42,000 square feet of space.
  • Interior renovation completed in 2012 which consisted of conversion of the former shooting range into evidence storage. Re-design of office space to improve the efficiency of the work environment, replacement furniture, wall coverings, lighting, flooring, and bathroom renovations as well.
  • In 2013, improvements to include re-roofing the facility and replacement of three HVAC units.
  • Funding for this project is from 2001, 2005, and 2009 SPLOST funds.

 

   

Fire Apparatus Replacements
Replacement includes:

  • Replacing old apparatus with extended mileage
  • Replacements needed due to safety requirements as identified by County policy and NFPA standards

 

   

Ambulance Replacements
Replacement includes:

  • Replace ambulance vehicles based on age and mileage
  • Replacements due to safety requirements

 

   

Fire Repair Center
Construction Includes:

  • An approximately 5,500 square foot facility to provide for year-round hose and ladder testing
  • Provide for the relocation of the department’s Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus section
  • Provide a space for the repair of small tools and equipment

 

 

   

Fire Academy Improvements
Construction Includes:

  • New building for classroom and technology upgrades, new apparatus driving pad, new apparatus building
  • Enhancements to assist with conducting classes, training and planning sessions

 

   

Electronic Citation
Project includes:

  • Printers and scanners to expedite scanning and ticketing process
  • Ticket process automation with Recorders Court Case Management System

 


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2005 SPLOST Program: $92.6 million
800 MHZ Radio System – Digital
  • Replacement of existing system to transition from analog to digital platform 

 

   
Police Annex
Construction includes:
  • 45,000 square foot building
  • Houses the Emergency Operations Center, E-911 Communications Center, IT Data Center, and Police Professional Standards and Tele-Serve Units

Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center
Construction includes:
  • 36,000 square foot building
  • 1,200 square feet barn
  • Police K9 operations building
  • Parking area
  • Other small outbuildings
  • Enclosed pasture
  • Current improvements began in 2011 and are ongoing, which include improvements to the kennels and to the HVAC.
  • Funding for this project is from 1997, 2001, and 2005 SPLOST funds.

 

  
   
Ambulance Replacements
Replacement includes:
  • Replace old apparatus with extended mileage
  • Replacements needed due to safety requirements as identified by County policy and NFPA standards

 

  
   
Fire Station 18 – Relocation
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000 square foot, three-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-18 and Medic-18, with the addition of Ladder/Truck 18
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom
  
   
Fire Station 29
Construction includes:
  • 8,800 square feet, two-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-29
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom
  
   
Fire Station 30
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000 square foot, three-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-30, Ladder/Truck-30, and Battalion -5
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom

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2001 SPLOST Program: $59.5 million
Eastside Precinct
Project includes:
  • Relocated from former Dacula city hall building
  • 18,175-square foot facility
  • 100 parking spaces
  • Features include: Office space, Intox room, squad room, crime prevention work area, classroom, break room, evidence storage area, fitness room

 

  
  
Police Training Center
This comprehensive law enforcement training facility includes:
  • A 25,000-square foot or larger training/classroom building
  • 34-lane indoor firing range (50 meters) with expansion capability
  • 10-lane indoor/outdoor firing range (100 meters) also with expansion capability
  • A multi-acre precision driving course
   
Ambulance Replacement
Replacement includes:
  • Replace two old ambulance vehicles with new medium-duty ambulances
  • Replacements needed due to safety requirements as identified by County policy and NFPA standards

 

   
Ambulance Service Expansion
Expansion includes:
  • Adding ambulance units to bring the County’s total to 18 on-duty ambulances

 

   
Fire Apparatus Program
Program includes:
  • Replacing two front-line pumpers and one reserve pumper

 

   
Fire Station 1 Relocation
Relocation includes:
  • 8,800-square foot, two-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-1 and Medic-1
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-thru apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom
   
Fire Station 7 Relocation
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000-square foot, three-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-7 and Medic-7, with the addition of Ladder/Truck-7
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-thru apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom
 
 
   
Fire Station 8 Relocation
Construction includes:
  • 8,800-square foot, two-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-8, Medic-8
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
 
 
   
Fire Station 12 Relocation
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000-square foot, three-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-12, Medic-12, and Ladder/Truck-12
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
 
   
Fire Station 27
Construction includes:
  • 8,800-square foot, two-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-27
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
  • Funding for this project is from 2001 and 1997 SPLOST funds
 
   
Fire Station 28
Construction includes:
  • 8,800-square foot, two-bay fire station
  • Home to Engine-28 and Medic-28
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, office space, and community classroom
  • Funding for this project is from 2001 and 1997 SPLOST funds

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1997 SPLOST Program: $60 million
Aviation Hangar
Project includes:
  • New aviation hangar
  • Facility shared by Airport for administrative offices and Police Services for an aviation hangar

 

   
Central Police Precinct
Project includes:
  • 13,500-square foot facility
  • 100 parking spaces
  • Features include: Office space, classroom, break room, evidence storage area, fitness room
   
Eastside Precinct 7
Project includes:
  • Purchase of an approximately 5-acre site in the Dacula/Highway 316 area
  • Development of an 11,500-square foot police precinct with approximately 100 parking spaces
   
Mall of Georgia Precinct
Project includes:
  • Police precinct located near Mall of Georgia at Georgia Highway 20 and I-85
  • Approximately 11,500-square foot building
  • 100 parking spaces

 

   
Police Headquarters Expansion/Renovation
Project includes:
  • Expanded complex located at 770 Hi-Hope Road
  • Renovation of existing buildings
   
Precinct 6
Project includes:
  • Purchase of a 4-acre site for a new police precinct in the Grayson/Loganville area

 

   
Southside Police Precinct
Project includes:
  • Relocation from a leased facility to a new 10,000-square foot police precinct

 
   
Westside Police Precinct
Project includes:
  • 11,500 square foot facility
  • 100 parking spaces
  • Features include: Office space, classroom, break room, evidence storage area, fitness room
   
Ambulance Replacement
Replacement includes:
  • Replacement vehicle schedule for Gwinnett County ambulances.

 

 

   
Ambulance Service Expansion
Expansion includes:
  • Expansion of the Gwinnett County Ambulance Service and number of ambulance units needed to provide an adequate emergency medical service to the citizens of Gwinnett County.

 

   
Fire Academy Improvements
Improvements include:
  • Constructing a burn building on a training tarmac
  • Project incorporates master plan including fueling stations at Fire Stations 17 and 18

 

   
Fire Administrative Headquarters Complex
Construction includes:
  • Complex composed of a new Fire Headquarters building (approximately 25,000 square feet), new Fire Supply warehouse facility (approximately 16,000 square feet), and a future site for new Fire Station 29
  • Complex will occupy 8 – 10 acres
   
Fire Apparatus Program
Program includes:
  • Fire Apparatus Scheduled Vehicle Replacement Program.

 

   
Fire Apparatus Storage Facility
Construction includes:
  • 14,150-square foot fire apparatus storage building to house reserve fire apparatus and to provide small engine repair for the Fire Service
  • Facility is to be located next to the Fleet Maintenance Facility on the Parks and Recreation storage area once they relocate

 

   
Fire Station 5 Relocation
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000-square foot, three-bay fire station located in the Gwinnett Place Mall area central to Satellite Boulevard
  • Home to Engine-5, Medic-5, and Ladder/Truck-5  
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
   
Fire Station 11 Relocation
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000-square feet, three-bay station located at Live Oak Parkway in the general vicinity of the present fire station.
  • Home to Engine-11, Medic-11, and Ladder/Truck-11  
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
   
Fire Station 22
Construction includes:
  • Two-bay fire station located on Stone Drive near Highway 78
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
  • Station home to Engine-22 and Truck-22
  • New fueling station
  • New pumper truck
   
Fire Station 23
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 8,800 square feet, two-bay station located on Steve Reynolds Boulevard adjacent to Meadowcreek High School
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
  • Station home to Engine-23 and Medic-23
  • Project includes the addition of a new Engine Company 23.
   
Fire Station 24
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 12,000 square feet, three-bay fire station located in the Mall of Georgia area central to Gravel Springs Road, Mill Creek Parkway, and Woodward Mill Parkway
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
  • Project includes the addition of a new Engine Company 24 and Ladder Tender Company 24.

   
Fire Station 25
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 8,800 square feet, two-bay fire station located in the Highway 29/ Pleasant Hill Road area near Berkmar High School
  • Features include: commercial-grade kitchen, drive-through apparatus bays, individual bunk room cubicles, exercise room, and office space
  • Project includes the addition of a new Engine Company 25
  • Project also includes the Lilburn/West Gwinnett Fueling Station
   
Fire Station 26
Construction includes:
  • Approximately 8,800 square feet, two-bay fire station located in the Suwanee Dam Road corridor of northwestern Gwinnett County
  • Project includes the addition of a new Engine Company 26
   
Fire Station Renovations
Renovations include:
  • Part 1: renovation and expansion of the leased space from the city of Suwanee for Fire Station 13
  • Part 2: renovation and expansion of the old Fire Headquarters as part of Fire Station 9
  • Both projects include relocation of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, room dimension changes

 


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1988 SPLOST Program: $37.2 million
Pre-Trial Detention Center

Construction of the Pre-Trial Detention Center was funded with money from the 1988 SPLOST program. The 333,000-square-foot facility with 1,298 beds opened in 1991 and cost $37.2 million to build.

 


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1985 SPLOST Program: $65.7 million
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center

Gwinnett's first SPLOST program paid for construction of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (GJAC), a $65.7 million facility that opened in 1988. The east wing originally housed 28 courtrooms, offices for the District Attorney and court clerks. The building also contains an auditorium, jury assembly room, cafeteria, law library and Sheriff's offices in addition to County administrative offices in the west wing.

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