The City of Puyallup has identified a need for updated facilities in its criminal justice system, which may include a new police station, municipal court and jail. The existing police station and jail were built in the 1960s. Over time, these facilities have become less effective at meeting our law enforcement needs in the modern policing era. The municipal court is currently located in leased commercial space which is not ideal for the operations of a municipal court. The City has acquired approximately 3.5 acres on South Hill for the possible future siting of a public safety facility. The City is now conducting a needs or scoping assessment for such a facility, which we anticipate will be followed by design and then construction.
February 14, 2018 Update
After advertising and subsequently receiving statement of qualifications from and conducting interviews of interested architectural firms, the City chose Mackenzie Architects to serve as the consulting firm for the proposed public safety building.
The contract was awarded to Mackenzie Architects on November 28, 2017. The first phase of the project inclusive of a scoping and needs assessment has since commenced.