County Commissioners Select Design Professional for Proposed Public Safety Center

County Commissioners Select Design Professional for Proposed Public Safety Center

The Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution on April 7, 2022, to enter contract negotiations with HOK for the new Lake County Public Safety Center, which includes the Sheriff’s Office, Road Patrol, Correction Officers, and Court Services. HOK firm was recommended unanimously to the Commissioners by the Selection Committee over three different firms. The selection committee consisted of:

Commissioners John R. Hamercheck

Commissioner John Plecnik

Commissioner Ron Young

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Captain Cynthia Brooks (Corrections)

Chief Craig Berry (Adult Probation)

Jason Boyd, County Administrator

Paul Stefanko, Telecommunications Director

Mark lafelice, Buildings and Grounds Superintendent

The HOK team will be responsible for the programming phase and criteria architectural services which will provide the foundation for the project moving forward.

“Since 2012, the Commissioner’s and Sheriff’s Offices have been proactively analyzing the current Sheriff’s Office and jail. After much review, research and deliberation, I fully support the concept of a new facility. Today’s action is the first of many steps needed to ultimately construct a new comprehensive mixed-use facility that addresses the needs of the Sheriff, Adult Probation, and our Courts. Unfortunately, the current facility was poorly designed and functionally obsolete the day the County took possession of the facility,” said Commissioner President John R. Hamercheck. Please click here to read the entire news release.