Making Officers’ Lives Easier

A better workflow:
Improving efficiency with thoughtful locker design and placement

The Arlington Heights Police Department in Arlington Heights, Illinois, had been housed in a cramped, outdated building for years. When the time finally came to begin planning and constructing a new facility, one of the design team’s main goals was to improve comfort and efficiency for officers and staff. That’s why they started the design process by thinking about workflows that would save time and promote efficiency.

One major improvement was locating the duty bag lockers between the briefing room and the garage, so officers could pick up their gear on the way to their patrol cars. Spacesaver duty bag lockers were placed on an extra-tall integrated base that elevated the lowest lockers off the floor and brought the upper edge into alignment with the adjacent long gun lockers.