The colonial building is classified as "Grade III Historic Building" . Nevertheless, part of the structure is under threat from the proposed 4 lane Central Kowloon Route. The staff quarters, constructed in the 1960s, is not listed.
In the wake of growing conservationist sentiment following the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier in , lawmakers are threatening to block funding of the project.
There is a traditional portico on both sides of Canton Road and Public Square Street;it is the highlight of the police station building.