Safety and Security
designed into the building and site
Departments serve a wide array of user groups with varying safety and security needs. Public interactions should feel open and transparent, officers and staff should feel safe in their work environment, and detained individuals should be held safely and securely within their legal rights. Ensuring this requires developing an interactive environment that includes good design strategies, combined with appropriate materials and technology.
Our design strategies will balance:
- The need for a welcoming, transparent interaction with the public that is also ballistic and attack resistant.
- Understanding the need and correct use of Wet Holding Cells vs. Hard interview cells vs Soft Victim/Witness Interview victim rooms.
- Access control systems, cameras, CAD based personnel management systems, City-wide surveillance monitoring.
- Secure transport, booking and holding of dangerous individuals. Appropriate use of attack resistant and ballistic rated building materials to develop secure and safe staff zones within the building.