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You were trained to fight crime, not design a law enforcement facility. Here’s what you need to know to create a comfortable, convenient space for officers and staff to prepare for busy shifts and unwind afterwards. Law enforcement locker room design considerations:
Choosing the best personal lockers for officers and staff is a major consideration when designing or renovating a police station. Because lockers are used multiple times every day over the course of many years, it’s important to invest in high-quality police lockers that will stand up to years of daily use. Here are the top 10 considerations for designing police lockers:
Tactical equipment is valuable, both in monetary terms and because of its life-saving capabilities. Keeping it in top condition takes special care and attention to detail. Protect your investment in life-saving equipment by carefully considering tactical gear storage as you design or renovate police locker rooms or other areas in your law enforcement facility.
This chapters covers how to store tactical gear:
- Consider workflows when locating storage
- Think about what needs to be stored now and in the future
- Design for best practices
- Measure gear that needs to be stored
- Design a storage system that optimizes space
This chapter also shows several real-world examples of gear storage:
- Tactical gear storage in a separate room
- Crowd control gear storage in a garage
- Tactical bag storage in a corridor
Your community has made a significant investment in equipment like body armor, weapons for self defense, and other gear, so you have a responsibility to keep it secure, accessible, and in good working order. Proper storage for police gear plays a big part in that effort, and we’re here to help.
Over the years, we’ve developed innovative ways to plan police storage for these commonly overlooked items:
Significant, long-term improvements to public safety facilities are often essential for officers and staff to be able to continue doing their jobs safely and effectively. These projects are typically called capital projects or capital improvements, and they might involve building a new facility or renovating or expanding an existing facility. Evidence lockers, police lockers, and weapons racks are generally considered capital improvements.
We’ve found that these are the most common methods used to acquire funding for capital projects or stretch the resources you have:
We’ve compiled all our insights regarding police lockers and law enforcement gear storage into one convenient download. Read Police Gear Storage: The Complete Guide to Designing Lockers & Locker Rooms to read offline and share.