JKS Architects & Engineers - – Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Criminal Justice

Boone County Public Safety Campus


Development of the Boone County Public Safety Campus began with a 60 acre tract of land. The merger of the Sheriff’s Department with the County Police in July 2001 resulted in one of the largest police forces in Kentucky which demanded a larger facility.

The design included a new (97,241 square foot) 350 bed Detention Center and a new (51,618 square foot) Sheriff’s Facility. Both facilities were designed to meet the future needs of this rapidly growing county. Buildings were designed and constructed simultaneously including patrol services, criminal investigations, laboratory, evidence storage and large training areas.

The department includes a large exercise area for both aerobic and strength training, similar to a YMCA-type facility. The phased master plan also included a fire training site, road design, sidewalks and bike paths. Storm water management, new water, sewer, natural gas, and underground electric and communication utilities were part of the land development.