Product Feature: Public Safety Facility Design Requires a Careful Balance of Security and Hospitality

There might be no sector of government or business whose buildings serve such complex—and often competing—purposes as those of law enforcement.

First and foremost, the facility must be safe and secure, and this must be true for employees, visitors, and (where applicable) criminals alike. However, it cannot be too imposing because, as public servants, law enforcement facilities must welcome those who peacefully walk through their doors, from crime victims to schoolchildren.

This careful balance is the challenge every police agency faces when renovating, amending, or constructing a facility. It’s a good thing, then, that a host of resources and firms are available to work closely with agencies to help turn a vision into reality.