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NCJ Number: 120722 Find in a Library
Title: Expectation and Opportunity in the Planning and Design of Police Facilities
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:56  Issue:10  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:136-137
Author(s): H B Roth
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 2
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For the planning and design of a police facility to be successful the project manager from the police agency and the consultant need to establish a close working relationship based on mutual understanding and clear expectations.
Abstract: Police officials rarely are involved in more than one such project in their lifetimes and should view the planning process as a chance to review objectively the way their departments operate. They should help plan a facility that will last 15 to 20 years without significant changes. During the programming phase they should help analyze the physical requirements and the details of operations, maintenance, management, budget, and security. A police programming and design consultant should be an active participant on the planning team and should have continuous interaction with the project manager. The completed program will be a working document that will form the basis for a successful design project.
Main Term(s): Police facilities
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Program planning
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