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Title: What Will Be the Prototypical Design of the High Tech Police Facility for Medium-Size Departments by the 21st Century?
Author(s): W R Caronna
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research project analyzes future events and issues that may impact the design of high technology facilities for medium-sized police departments.
Abstract: The research was conducted by 11 individuals representing law enforcement, government finance, architecture, and engineering. They identified the following events that could affect the future design of police facilities: advances in high technology for the public sector; rising crime rates; technological advances in building materials; escalating commercial construction costs; and limited alternative funding sources for public safety. The research group also identified three major facility design phases. The predesign phase includes the formation of a "blue ribbon" project planning team to assess the needs and capability of both the organization and the community. Once programs and operations to be conducted in various parts of the facility have been determined, the actual design phase includes site selection and design aspects to be incorporated into the facility. The financial resource planning phase must insure adequate funding at the time of facility construction. It is concluded that the prototypical design of a future police facility should allow for inevitable change by being viable, flexible, and durable. The facility should be constructed on a site that allows for both horizontal and vertical expansion and should be energy and space efficient while taking advantage of all available and affordable high technology. Procedures followed in developing a facility project management plan are described. Appendixes contain supplemental information on the research project. 4 references, 15 figures.
Main Term(s): Architectural design
Index Term(s): Police facilities; Science and Technology
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