2021 Station Design Conference—LE Track

July 15, 2021
Police chiefs with experience in building new facilities and architects specialized in law enforcement and public safety, will speak on law enforcement topics including interview room design, evidence storage and processing, and 911 dispatch centers.
If you are contemplating or are building a new law enforcement facility, designing for current and future needs is critical. Where do you begin? No matter what stage your project is in, professionals who specialize in building law enforcement and public safety facilities can offer insights to your project.

The 2021 Station Design Conference (www.firestationdesign.com) in partnership with Officer Magazine, offers a designated Law Enforcement Track for police chiefs, building committees and agency directors. The Station Design Conference runs from August 24 to 26 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, and will offer 13 sessions from Operations-Based Designs to CALEA and Your Police Station to Designing Your Evidence Space.

In the “Minneapolis Update: Lessons Learned 2020-1,” Bob Friddle, Department of Finance & Property Services City of Minneapolis, will share lessons learned during the civil unrest Minneapolis experienced last year, including the fire that destroyed a police station. Friddle’s presentation will include ways to enhance and better secure your facilities for the safety of personnel.

CALEA impacts new police stations’ detention and holding, evidence storage and handling and juvenile operations. James Stumbo, Senior Principal with Stewart-Cooper-Newell, will explain how to design your facility to be CALEA compliant for you next accreditation review.

Each year there has been an increasing number of Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and last year saw a surge in activations due to inclement weather, civil unrest, protests and terrorist acts. In “EOC Activation Readiness and Public Safety Facilities Design Considerations,” Richard Heard, Ret. Assistant Chief, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, and Candice Wong, TEN OVER STUDIO, and specialist in public safety facilities, will focus on how comprehensive design can support planned and emergency EOC activations.

Heard and Wong’s recommendations for proactive design strategies include resiliency design factors for building systems and equipment, futureproofing and redundancy of equipment: communications, power and water sources.

Police chiefs with experience in building new facilities and architects specialized in law enforcement and public safety, will speak on law enforcement topics including interview room design, evidence storage and processing, and 911 dispatch centers. Visit www.fhstationdesign.com for more details and registration. 

About the Author

Janet Wilmoth | Conference Director

Janet Wilmoth grew up in a family of firefighters in a suburb of Chicago. Wilmoth, who is owner of Wilmoth Associates, worked with Fire Chief magazine for 27 years until it closed in 2013. She is currently the project director for Firehouse, overseeing the Station Design Conference, Station Design Awards and other projects. Wilmoth lives in Lisle, IL

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