2021 Law Enforcement Design Awards

Dec. 3, 2021
Eighteen law enforcement facilities, among five categories, submitted by 15 architectural firms, are included in this issue.

OFFICER Magazine has announced the winners of its second annual Law Enforcement Design Awards (LEDA) program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from law enforcement and public safety facilities nationwide. 

View the 2021 Award Winners

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were issued across five categories of facilities in this prestigious competition: LE Facilities 1, 2, and 3 (by size); Training Facilities and Public Safety Centers. All 18 participating entries will be published in the December issue of Officer Magazine and online at Officer.com

“The Law Enforcement Design Awards brings the best in station, substation and training facility designs to departments across the country and helps our readers to prepare and plan for these long-term projects that become the center of the community for decades,” Frank Borelli, the editorial director for OFFICER Magazine, said. “The awards help our readers to be aware of the latest trends and design concepts that increase efficiency and safety in all law enforcement buildings. Whether an agency is building an entirely new station or renovating an older structure for contemporary use, there are valuable lessons to be learned from the designs that win these awards.”

Janet Wilmoth, special projects director for Officer Media Group, noted each 2021 LEDA entry had unique examples of facilities designed for the community it served.

“The trends in these 2021 Law Enforcement Design entries, including hardening of facilities, durable materials, emphasis on mental health, and future growth, all contribute to protecting law enforcement and civil personnel,” Wilmoth said. “They must be able to perform their duties from a secure and healthy facility.”

Wilmoth added, “Responsibilities and challenges for law enforcement agencies are rapidly changing,” said Wilmoth. “Each entry in the LEDA is a winner for its personnel and the community they serve.”

Winners were selected by a panel of five judges, including a retired chief, now consultant, and four architects who specialize in law enforcement and public safety designs.

The winning 2021 entries are as follows:

LE Facilities I – Law Enforcement Design Award Winners (More than 50,000 square feet)

Gold Award—Mount Prospect Police Headquarters, Mount Prospect, IL

Architect: FGM Architects, Oak Brook, IL

Silver Award— Michigan State Police – Grand Rapids Consolidation Planning – Forensic Laboratory, Walker, MI

Architect: Hobbs + Black Architects

LE Facilities II  Law Enforcement Design Award Winners (Less than 50,000 square feet)

Gold Award—Firestone Police Department and Municipal Court, Denver, CO

Architect:  Roth Sheppard Architects, Denver, CO

Silver Award—Lakeway Police Headquarters, Lakeway, TX

Architect: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, Dallas, TX

LE Facilities III  Law Enforcement Design Award Winners (Less than 25,000 square feet)

Gold Award Town of Prosper Police Station & Dispatch, Prosper, TX

Architect:  BRW Architects, Dallas, TX

Silver Award—Detroit Lakes Police Station, Detroit Lakes, MN

Architect: BKV Group, Minneapolis, MN

Bronze Award—Sharonville Police Department, Sharonville, OH

Architect: MSA Design, Cincinnati, OH

Public Safety Centers – Law Enforcement Design Awards Winners

Gold Award Lake Oswego City Hall and Police Station, Lake Oswego, OR

Architect: Mackenzie, Portland, OR

Silver Award—Countryside Municipal Complex, Countryside, IL

Architect: Dewberry, Elmhurst, IL

Bronze Award—Rochester North Police Station and Government Service Center, Rochester, MN

Architect: BKV Group, Minneapolis, MN

Training Facilities – Law Enforcement Design Award Winners

Gold Award—Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility, Gilbert, AZ

Architect: HDA Architects, LLC, Gilbert, AZ and CORE Construction, Gilbert, AZ

Silver Award—City of Raleigh Law Enforcement Training Center, Raleigh, NC

Architect: Moseley Architects, Raleigh, NC


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