Polk County Jail and Law Enforcement Center

Polk County
Columbus, North Carolina

Moseley Architects provided a needs assessment and design services for a new law enforcement and detention center to replace the county’s aging facility. The 60-bed detention portion of the facility includes prefabricated modular steel cells sized for double occupancy in indirect podular supervision dayrooms with recreation yards. The facility includes a kitchen and laundry area, enclosed vehicle sallyport, intake and booking area, medical suite, video visitation room, and magistrate’s offices. Jail operations are single-level, with no mezzanine housing floors.

The law enforcement portion contains an evidence processing lab and storage, vehicular evidence processing bay, training room, locker rooms, records storage, and administrative offices for the sheriff, investigations, patrol, and narcotics. The site’s master plan allows room for the future construction of courthouse and other county buildings.