The Center for Public Safety, Inc. is a research and planning firm dedicated to assisting the public safety community through our planning seminars, spatial needs assessments and master plans.

Seminar Information

If you are contemplating a new or remodeled facility within the next five years, our seminar will provide you with "must-have" details involved in "Planning, Funding, and Obtaining New Public Safety Facilities."

This seminar is designed for city and county administrators, public safety managers including police chiefs, fire chiefs and emergency management directors, and anyone responsible for decisions about planning, designing and constructing public safety facilities.

We will provide you with a step-by-step plan or "blueprint" to assist your department, agency or community in its quest to provide world-class public safety facilities for your community.

The events include a variety of speakers, tours of specialized facilities and educational materials that can only be obtained by attending this seminar.

June 12 & 13, 2017 - Georgetown, TX
Planning, Funding and Obtaining New Public Safety Facilities
Georgetown, Texas

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the seminar is $395.00, which includes all educational materials, lunch, and an evening reception. Any cancellation, up to ten calendar days prior to the seminar is fully refundable.


Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Avenue Georgetown, Texas 78628 United States
(1)(737) 444-2700

Booking Online
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October 20, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
Planning, Funding and Obtaining New Public Safety Facilities
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the seminar is $295.00, includes all educational materials, lunch, and a reception in the evening. Any cancellation, up to ten calendar days prior to the seminar is fully refundable.


Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 735-60000

Booking Online
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Obtaining Professional Services
What Is a Spatial Needs Assessment
Involving Your Staff
Master Planning and Conceptual Design
Interior Design Considerations for 24/7 Facilities
Building Political and Community Support
Multiple Levels of Security
Specialized Areas Design Considerations
   - Police
   - Fire
   - EOC and Communications
Identifying and Pursuing Funding Opportunities
Creating Sustainable Facilities
Development Options
The Construction Process
Facility Survivability and Emerging Trends
Interior Design Considerations


I.S.K. Reeves V, FAIA is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Architecture. In 1971, he founded Architects Design Group, Inc. in Winter Park, Florida and serves as its president and principal designer. Mr. Reeves contributes his law enforcement and communications center expertise in the areas of Programming, Master Planning, Operation, and Design. As Principal of Architects Design Group, Inc., he has acted in this capacity on over 120 law enforcement, communications/dispatch and public safety facility projects. Through his research and lecture series on color, building survivability, and design excellence, Reeves has been a featured guest speaker at architectural schools, design conferences, and professional organizations. His work and that of ADG have been published nationally and internationally recognized with design awards on the local, state and national level.

Kevin Ratigan AIA, is a graduate of the University of Detroit, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Ratigan is recognized for his expertise in pre-design planning services. During his twenty-seven year career, he has prepared Spatial Needs Assessments for numerous law enforcement entities and is particularly knowledgeable in the areas of strategic planning and project construction delivery options. Among the important issues affecting how a law enforcement department will proceed with achieving a new facility is the pursuit of State and National Accreditation. Mr. Ratigan is knowledgeable on all aspects of Facility Design Standards and how adapting standards to the facility.

Ian Reeves, AIA, is the Law Enforcement Design Specialist for Architects Design Group, Inc. Mr. Reeves received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida. Mr. Reeves has dedicated his architecture career to law enforcement facility design, and has served as project manager for numerous Law Enforcement projects for the last twelve years. Mr. Reeves is a graduate of the City of Winter Parks Citizen Police Academy and the Orange County Citizens Sheriff Academy. He is a member of the International Association of Police Chiefs and the Florida Chiefs Association.

Stockton Reeves is the Executive Director of the Center for Public Safety (CPS) an organization that provides research and planning expertise to law enforcement, fire services and emergency communications clients.

He works with municipal, parish and county clients helping them to obtain voter approval for bond and voter referendum. He also works with candidates for public office. Mr. Reeves is a veteran of 103 candidate, bond and voter education efforts since 1992. He has also written, supervised and conducted political and issue polling in 17 different states across the nation. Over the past three election cycles, Mr. Reeves' candidates have been successful in 84.61% of their efforts and campaigns.

Mr. Reeves received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and his M.B.A. from the Crummer Graduate School at Rollins College and is a member of The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners.


"This was one of the best experiences I've had in my 30+ years of criminal justice experience. The approach and attention to detail was unsurpassed. I recommend this seminar as the beginning point for any project, especially early in conceptualization."
Lt. Daniel Chitwood

"Would strongly recommend this seminar for any agency considering a new facility."
Chief Fred A.M. Cobb

"Sending my Assistant Chief next year!"
Chief Morris Westbrooks

"After seeing what was presented here, our Police Department is so bad it should be a crime."
Chief Gary Knowles

"Excellent...must attend if serious about planning a new facility."
Patrolman Christopher Stark

"All personnel involved in planning and building projects should attend this type of seminar."
Director Randy Bengston

"Valuable seminar on obtaining the necessary information regarding the entire process of building a new facility."
Sergeant Thomas Falco, Jr.

"Very good information to use when considering facility planning. The seminar covered many topics that one may not have been previously exposed to."
Michael Pruitt, Training Coordinator

"I will be sending my personnel to next year's seminar. Additionally, I will be encouraging my City Manager to attend."
Chief David Sargeant

"Excellent first step in consideration of how to plan and design a building."
Captain Greg Policastro

"With the lectures combined with the tours the seminar really provided a well rounded knowledge about the whole process."
Chief Michael D. Healy

"The knowledge learned about involving the community to get support behind your project is invaluable. I would recommend that City Hall staff attend this seminar so they have a better understanding of the process."
Sergeant Glenn Galt

"Very well organized presentation of valuable information. Thoroughly detailed, explicit."
Gene Hetman, AIA

"Definitely, attend whether you've got a project or not. Every fire service administrator should attend this program."
Fire Chief Harry Small

"This was an excellent course and the handout/manual was fantastic."
Commander David Rivero

"This was not only a wonderful and informative presentation experience, it was a top notch chance to network with public safety professionals."
Mayor Mecca Fink

"It was an eye-opener. A great deal of information that will be extremely helpful during the process of securing a new facility."
Capt. Rick Perez

"The tour of the construction site was very enlightening. Speakers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic."
Jaime Torres

"Most importantly, I was given a structure or road map to follow and use as a resource as we move forward in our project."
Lt. Sheldon Schmitt

"A very good overall look at the total process."
Div. Chief Jeffrey L. Haston

"I cannot express enough how this course has made the funding, planning, and SALES of all of these new projects possible. The insight and comprehensiveness of this seminar was irreplaceable."
Bat. Chief Larrie Hedrick

Our Co-host Company:
Architects Design Group