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

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

Fairfax, VA | March 6 — 8


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 2.5-day Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities program agenda, click here.


Contact Organizer


Archer Hotel Falls Church
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031 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 Falls Church in Virginia. Reserve a room online for a discounted rate of $229 (plus applicable taxes and fees). Reserve a room here.

The cutoff date to reserve a room for the discounted rate of $229 is Saturday, February 4, 2024

Alternatively, you may contact the hotel directly at 855-240-8252 for reservations, noting that you are attending the IACP Police Facilities event.

Archer Hotel Falls Church
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation deadline: February 21, 2024. 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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