Old Police Residence, Jika Street, Heidelberg, is a single storey bluestone structure believed to have been erected circa 1860, presumably to designs by the Public Works Department of Victoria. Asymmetrically composed, the structure has a projecting wing, with twelve-pane sash, quoins and window surrounds. There is a timber verandah arranged in four bays. Other features are the hipped slate roofs, chimneys, plinth and random-coursed masonry.
Old Police Residence, Jika Street, Heidelberg, forms an important part of the history and townscape of Heidelberg. Architecturally the structure is a typical example of an essentially Italianate style, given added interest by the presence of Colonial style details, including the windows . The masonry work is of note, as is the unusual four bay arrangement of the verahdah and the shallow hipped roof.
Old Police Residence, Jika Street, Heidelberg, is essentially intact and in good condition.
The Police Station and Lock up adjacent were also classified, but demolished.