Update: Ribbon Cutting at Battle Creek PD Headquarters

Update: Ribbon Cutting at Battle Creek PD Headquarters

by Rachel Hackett On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, the Battle Creek Police Department hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters. Police Chief Jim Blocker, Mayor Mark Behnke, State Senator Mike Nofs, as well as other elected officials and community leaders attended. Many police officers and their families enjoyed the ceremony as well. […]

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Seven Historic Police Stations

Seven Historic Police Stations

By Rachel Hackett   In the United States of America, there are many unique and historic police station buildings that have been preserved. These historic police stations served their police departments very well for many years, but because of age, growing size of the police departments, and/or efficiency of the design of the buildings, many […]

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Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Although it might seem like law enforcement departments have been around since the very beginning of our country, colonial America had very primitive police forces, if they had them at all.[1] In the early 1700s, big cities like Boston were the most likely to have police, and these police officers usually functioned as night watchmen, […]

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Building Security – Site Issues

Building Security – Site Issues

Picture from Project - Police - Troy MI Exterior 2 Each jurisdiction will determine its own level of security requirements, which in turn will influence building security decisions. When looking at a prospective site for a law enforcement or public safety building, there are a number of security related issues that must be addressed. Here [...] Read More
Collaborative Spaces & Face Time

Collaborative Spaces & Face Time

When developing the design for a Public Safety Facility, particular attention must be focused on creating efficient workflows, as well as the creation of staff spaces that encourage interaction through face-time.   These spaces offer the opportunity for members of the department to have direct communication with one another, as opposed to texting, email, or even [...] Read More
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