Nominations are accepted for the Law Enforcement Design Awards 2022

The third annual Officer Law Enforcement Design Awards features new architectural designs for law enforcement positions and training facilities that represent the very best in security and technology today.

The call for applications is open to law enforcement facilities built after January 2018. Applications can be submitted in one of five categories via Officier.com/2022LEDA.

  • LE I facilities—Over 50,000 square feet. law enforcement staffing facilities. Includes stand-alone police stations, sheriff’s departments, state police facilities, etc.
  • LE II facilities—Less than 50,000 m². ft. law enforcement staffing facilities. Includes stand-alone police stations, sheriff’s departments or state police facilities, etc.
  • LE III facilities—Less than 25,000 m². ft. law enforcement staffing facilities. Includes police stations, sheriff’s departments or state police facilities, etc.
  • Public Security Centers—911 dispatch centers, emergency operations centers, etc. as stand-alone LE facilities or combined with other agencies or organizations such as fire, police, sheriff, state police, or local government offices.
  • Training facilities—Facilities containing classrooms, shooting ranges, sim villages, tracks, etc.

Entries will be edited for anonymity and submitted to a panel of judges comprised of law enforcement officers and architects specializing in law enforcement architecture. No judge will have entry into the awards program.

Law enforcement agencies and architects are encouraged to complete entry forms for their projects by September 9, 2022 with portfolios due by September 16, 2022. Upon receipt of entry form, a project fact sheet will be sent along with the portfolio guidelines. . Price of admission includes full page entries in the December issue of OFFICER magazine as well as digitally online at Officer.com.

Prizes include gold, silver and bronze for each category. The Gold Award winners will also have a double-page spread in the December issue of OFFICER.

Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to contact their architect or construction company to submit their projects, not only to be recognized for their outstanding design, but to honor the communities served and shine a light on their architectural achievements.

Abdul J. Gaspar