Criminal Justice Complex (P421100)

  • Category: Public Safety
  • Sub Category: Correction and Rehabilitation
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Rockville
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: Yes
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage




This project provides for the design of a Criminal Justice Complex (CJC). The CJC will be constructed on the site of the existing District One Police Station located at the north end of Seven Locks Road. The primary function at CJC will be to operate as the Intake Unit, providing initial care, custody, and security of inmates for up to 72 hours prior to transfer to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility(MCCF) in Clarksburg. The maximum number of beds at the CJC will be approximately 200. The Unit also provides psychological and medical screening, and risk assessment to determine the appropriate classification level of inmates for security assessment. In addition,the Central Processing Unit (CPU) will provide processing of arrested offenders by law enforcement. Other uses include: District Court Commissioners' area; Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Assessment and Placement Unit; Pre-Trial Services Assessment Unit; Public Defenders Unit; and the Police Warrants and Fugitive Unit. The project incorporates technical requirements from the Detention Center Reuse project in addition to updated space requirements developed by an interagency working group. The CJC does not include storage anticipated to be provided by the housing tower building at Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC).


1451 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD 20854

Cost Change

The cost has decreased as a result of delaying the project.


This project is consistent with Council Resolution 13-356 passed by the County Council on December 5, 1995 which approved two jail facilities at two locations - Rockville and Clarksburg - as priority public safety uses. The renovation of the existing MCDC facility (Detention Center Reuse Project No. 429755) was determined not to be cost effective due to the need for significant capital expenditures, life cycle costs, and continued maintenance as a result of aging systems. It was determined to be cost effective to replace MCDC with a new Criminal Justice Complex facility.


Lease arrangements with the State regarding the District Court Commissioners' space will be developed prior to the completion of the construction of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) portion of this project. The Executive will finalize the Program of Requirements (POR) for the Criminal Justice Complex, and provide a copy of the POR to the Public Safety Committee by Fall 2014. The Executive will alsoevaluate the current MCDC site on Seven Locks Road to assess land use opportunities at the site that maximize value. The Executive will report back to the Public Safety Committee on its findings by Fall 2014.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


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