Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities - Fairfax County, VA

Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities - Fairfax County, VA

Tysons, VA | March 16 — 18


An effective police agency evolves to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of the community it serves.  Unfortunately, many police agencies are housed in facilities that, while built for long-term service, have become inadequate for actual departmental functions.  Since most communities will only design and build a new police facility every 40-50 years, few police administrators and local architects know the challenge of planning, designing, and constructing a new police facility; a task that can be both frustrating and expensive if some basic guidelines are not followed.

This course is intended for police chiefs and their staff, as well as city management or staff members that may need a fuller understanding of the complexities of the process required to plan, design, and construct a modern police facility.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss planning considerations for facility construction.
  • Plan and budget for a new or redesigned police facility.
  • Plan special design features such as security, jails, and communications.
  • Apply principles of space allocation and traffic patterns.
  • Understand the implications of sustainable (green) design principles for 24/365 essential service buildings.
  • Develop effective client-architect relationships.
  • Identify life span and maintenance considerations for a facility

For an overview of the three-day Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities program agenda, click here.


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IACP Leadership Services

Contact Organizer


Archer Hotel Tysons
7599 Colshire Drive
Tysons, VA 22102 US


Registration for this training is $550 per student. This registration fee includes attendance and transportation to the facility tour sites.

Register here

Hotel Information

A room block has been reserved for this training at the Archer Hotel in Tysons, Virginia. Reserve a room under the IACP Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities room block for $209.00 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).

You may book online through IACP / Dewberry hotel reservation website or contact the hotel directly at 1-855-455-7676 for reservations, noting that you are attending the IACP Police Facilities event.

Archer Hotel 
7599 Colshire Drive
Tysons, VA 22102 US

COVID - 19 Guidelines/Procedures

Please refer to the following local resources below relating to COVID-19 and mask mandates in the area.

Click here for details on the Archer Stay Well program and learn about face mask policy, hotel safety precautions, and more before checking-in.

Click here for the latest mask mandate, social distancing and additional updated guidelines on state laws related to COVID-19 in the area.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation deadline: March 7, 2022 . After this date, only substitutions within an agency will be allowed. Emergency cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if we are able to fill your seat prior to the start of the training. 

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