Meyer & Allen Associates

San Bernardino Sheriff's Headquarters

Location:San Bernardino, CA
Size:100,000 sq. ft.

The Sheriff’s Headquarters houses the Sheriff’s executive staff, records division, central station, bureau of administration, public affairs, professional standards, various detective divisions, property storage, armories, dispatch and conference center with Emergency Operations Center capability.  Adjacent to the administration building is a fully equipped auto maintenance facility and a helistop capable of handling two helicopters.  The building and site are secured by an electronic card reader and alarm system.

An interior courtyard provides daylight and views to the internal offices, and serves as a location for staff breaks and ceremonial presentations.

Each floor originally contained 8,000 sq. ft. of centrally located, unfinished shell space which will accommodate future expansion.  Departments were able to expand without interfering with one another.

The cost of construction for this project was well below the statewide norm.  Through careful planning, a high level of quality was maintained within a limited budget.