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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Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

By Rachel Hackett Although everyone understands the obvious danger that fighting fires involves, not all people may realize that firefighters also risk getting cancer or other debilitating diseases from exposure to carcinogens. One case that has brought this issue to the general public’s mind is the controversy over funding for the first responders who were on […]

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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
Public Buildings; are they all Taj Mahal’s?

Public Buildings; are they all Taj Mahal’s?

People critical of a proposed, new public building often use a common cliché: “It looks like the Taj Mahal.” Supporters of the new building should consider taking this as a compliment to the community’s Building Committee and architect who designed the facility. Why? Because in today’s economic climate, every new project in every community is [...] Read More
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