POLICE FACILITY EXPERIENCE
Stephens Kozak ACI Architects and Planners offers many years of law enforcement experience over a broad range of project size and complexity. As prime consultant, we have successfully completed more police facilities in Alberta than any other architectural firm. We have worked on crown owned RCMP projects through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), directly for the RCMP and we have also completed numerous municipally owned detachments that have been designed to the exacting standards of the RCMP.
We are presently involved in a variety of law enforcement projects across Alberta, both municipal and crown owned, which are at different stages of design and construction. New RCMP detachments under construction include Lloydminster, High Level, Manning and the 26 cell South Policing Facility for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Ft. McMurray. The new RCMP detachments for the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Town of Chestermere have just closed tenders and construction is underway. Planning and design is underway for the new shared RCMP detachment for Spruce Grove / Stony Plain and renovation work is being undertaken in St. Paul, Boyle, Ponoka and Barrhead.
Edmonton Police Service is an on-going client and as well as being the Design Architects for the Edmonton Police Service North Division and South-East Division Stations we have completed their Police Training Facility, Integrated Operations Facility, Downtown “D” Division renovations and retrofits and were the Prime Consultant for the South-West Division Station.
GUN RANGE DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Tony Brammar has also worked with police personnel involved with Gun Range design and has gained first hand experience with active police range and ballistics trainers. In May 2012 he attended the design seminar at Action Target in Provo, USA, the world leading designers and manufacturers of gun range equipment. The AT seminar was specifically for architects and focused on essential design features for safe range operational measures, materials, bullet traps and containment. A wide spectrum of equipment options was included as part of the course as well as appropriate design options and variations to suit different weapon types. Subject matter covered both indoor and outdoor ranges for either qualifying or tactical purposes with fixed and moving targets. Subsequently Tony was lead designer for the three gun ranges for the new Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre (APSLETC) in Alberta. These ranges include 2 × 50 indoor ranges and 1 × 300 outdoor range all with a common central core containing support facilities and storage. The ranges form part of a larger campus complex and comprise an essential component of the training regimen.