Public Safety


Improve organization and store police gear at the point of need

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Mar 2018

Improve organization and store police gear at the point of need

Police officers need a convenient place to store duty gear such as first aid kits, evidence collection kits, hats, and winter coats. Ideally these items can be stored near cruisers for convenient access, and separately from street clothing and other personal items. Officers at the police department in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, were storing their duty gear in an unused room. It was cluttered and unsightly,...

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Refrigerated Evidence Storage: Saving space and keeping evidence organized

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Feb 2018

Refrigerated Evidence Storage: Saving space and keeping evidence organized

While laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, evidence for serious crimes must usually be kept for decades. Evidence must be stored securely to maintain the chain of custody, and it must be organized to facilitate retrieval for testing and presentation in court. In addition to these requirements, biological evidence presents an additional storage challenge: it must be kept cold. All this evidence adds up, and...

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Compact Storage Created for Evidence Warehouse

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Jan 2018

Compact Storage Created for Evidence Warehouse

The Calgary Police Department was renting an evidence warehouse that held property and evidence for all districts in the growing city. Although the department’s evidence systems were accredited, the warehouse was relatively distant from police headquarters and the rent added up to a significant long-term cost. A planning team decided that a vacant lot adjacent to headquarters provided the ideal opportunity to create a centralized,...

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Spacesaver doorless response lockers boost readiness and organization.

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Sep 2017

Spacesaver doorless response lockers boost readiness and organization.

When the Carbondale Police Department in Carbondale, Illinois, got funding to build a new facility, the design team brought in a St. Louis-based Spacesaver consultant to design storage solutions throughout the building, including personal lockers, high-density records storage, and modern evidence storage. The consultant also worked with Spacesaver’s internal teams to design lockers for the department’s Special Response Team. The lockers needed to be large...

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Be Prepared with Riot Gear Storage

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May 2017

Be Prepared with Riot Gear Storage

The current political and social climate has caused an increase in protests and large gatherings in many cities around the country. More police departments are preparing for these events by ensuring they have adequate riot gear in the event that crowds turn violent. At the same time, correctional facilities also have to be prepared in case of a riot or violent situation. While police departments...

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Police Department Locker Room Revamped with Smart Storage Design

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May 2017

Police Department Locker Room Revamped with Smart Storage Design

The Novato Police Department in Novato, California wanted to remodel their existing Men’s Locker Room. Their goal was to provide many different locker configurations for their sworn and civilian officers. The result is a 77 locker layout with 5 different locker configurations ranging from 3-tier lockers to Freestyle lockers with the bench/drawer combination. These configurations were necessary to be ADA compliant with tight squeezes in...

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Right-Sized Shelving Optimizes Space

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May 2017

Right-Sized Shelving Optimizes Space

A few inches of wasted space might not seem like much of a problem, but those inches really add up across an entire facility.  Did you know we offer 4-post shelving from 12” to 48” deep in one-inch increments, and wide-span shelving from 15”-48” deep and from 48” to 96” wide? This makes a big difference for institutions that need compact storage for uniformly-sized boxes and...

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Houston PD Plans Storage for a Million Items

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Nov 2016

Houston PD Plans Storage for a Million Items

Soon after the new facility had a blueprint in place, HPD  looked to Spacesaver to design a storage solution for the state-of-the-art property room.  After analyzing the facility’s design and the items to be stored, Spacesaver determined that installing ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage Systems and the Eclipse Powered Mobile System storage systems would be the key to HPD hitting their storage goals. With high density storage systems mobile rows...

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Top 3 Spots for Corrections Storage

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Aug 2016

Top 3 Spots for Corrections Storage

Safety and overcrowding. These two things are at the top of every correctional facility’s list of concerns. Luckily, there are smarter corrections storage options for every area – from inmate property to tool rooms to records and beyond. Spacesaver has designed these products with safety and space in mind to create more efficient workflows, more secure facilities, and above all, a less stressful, more streamlined place...

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When it comes to firearm evidence storage, “Secure” doesn’t have to mean “Expensive.”

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Feb 2016

When it comes to firearm evidence storage, “Secure” doesn’t have to mean “Expensive.”

Storing firearm evidence can pose a challenge to any police department, but those challenges are even greater for smaller police departments. Not only do the many sizes and shapes of weapons require double security, but they must also be held for an indeterminate length of time. When resources and space are in short supply, it can be difficult to find a secure, organized solution for...

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