The new station was needed not simply for additional room, but for space that is designed for the specialized needs of law enforcement. Examples include:
Training rooms for firearms simulation and defensive tactics
Holding area for animals awaiting transport to the animal shelter
Enclosure in which K-9s can move about while their handlers are at the center
Secure evidence storage area
A larger 911 communications center for police, fire and emergency medical services to meet future needs
Conference room (for public meetings, Emergency Operations Center)
Holly Springs is one of only three municipalities in Wake County with its own 911 center. The previous police station could not accommodate the additional staffing that will be needed over time due to increasing calls for service and evolving state regulations. Call volumes at the center have doubled in the past 10 years.