City of Middleton Police Department

The City of Middleton had a comprehensive master plan, which identified a new police station as a catalyst to ensure the future safety of its users. Zimmerman was hired to verify the existing plan and design the new Police Department and Municipal Court Facility. The primary goal for our team was to create a safe, efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective environment for the Police and community members using the facility.

The client emphasized quality design and materials, making the police station widely considered one of Wisconsin’s finest new public safety buildings. It has been a magnet for tours from other communities considering a new facility. The Middleton project is durable, flexible, adaptable and beautiful. A vast amount of walnut millwork detail, design, and custom stained-glass windows made by a local artist were incorporated to create a beautiful and unique space. Access to daylighting results in a productive and easily-supervised work environment.

Among the specialized spaces included are evidence management (lab, storage, staging); weapons maintenance; training (DAAT and classroom); garage (with direct access to evidence); operations (decontamination, duty bag storage, law enforcement lockers, and dictation rooms); investigations (soft interview; interrogation, case room, computer forensics); municipal court; communications and emergency operations.


Middleton, WI


32,000 sq ft

Services Provided:

Architectural Planning and Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

John Sabinash

Vice President | Director, Government

John Sabinash has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal buildings of all varieties. His wealth of experience, proven team leadership and coordination have resulted in an exemplary track record for delivering projects on time and on budget. As director of our government studio, he leads the team of architects and technicians from project planning and design, to the production of construction documents. John received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

John has been a featured speaker on visionary planning for state-of-the-art police facility design and sustainable design. His completed projects have been recognized for design and project delivery throughout the Great Lakes region.