Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities

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Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities

An effective law enforcement 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. IACP provides resources and a three-day course that guides law enforcement executives and city project managers through the challenge of planning, designing, and constructing a new or renovated police facility.

Resources

The following resources will assist law enforcement executives, city project managers, and public safety architects through the various processes of planning, designing, and constructing police facilities.

Police Facilities Planning Guidelines 

Public Safety Facilities: Funding and Financing Options (Coming Soon)

Police Training Facilities Planning Guidelines (Coming Soon)

For more information about any of the above resources, please contact our training staff at LeadershipServices@theiacp.org 

Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities Course

Designed for city administrators, law enforcement executives, police planners, and others responsible for administering the construction, modification, or design of new or existing police facilities, this three-day course provides fundamental knowledge that can be used to develop a cost-effective facility that meets both the department's requirements and the community's needs. 

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 more information, please contact our training staff at LeadershipServices@theiacp.org

Attend a Course

Given the current situation with COVID-19, IACP is assessing the status of each upcoming Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities course. To make these decisions, IACP is taking into account guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other government agencies; concerns from our members and attendees; and travel restrictions placed on many of our attendees by their respective agencies. 

If you have already registered for a course, you will be contacted directly with additional details at the email you used to register. Please contact LeadershipServices@theiacp.org with any questions. 

Dallas, TX - Postponed

May 19-21, 2020

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