Who Should Attend

If you are contemplating a new or remodeled public safety facility within the next five years, our seminar will provide you with must-have details needed for planning, funding, and obtaining new public safety facilities.

This seminar is designed for city and county administrators, public safety managers (police chiefs, fire chiefs, emergency management directors), and anyone responsible for building or renovating a public safety facility.

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

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

Upcoming Seminar Dates

Our top priority is keeping our clients and staff safe. Due to recent events including COVID-19 and the challenges facing public safety officials on a national basis, we have decided to postpone our large-group, in-person seminars for the rest of 2020.

However, during this unprecedented time, our commitment still remains helping first responders. We would be happy to provide small-group virtual seminars or even an in-person one-one-one session with any agency who is in the planning process of designing a new public safety facility. Please contact us for a customized solution to fit your public safety needs.

Our next large-group, in-person seminar is tentatively scheduled for March of 2021. ADG is actively tracking the COVID-19 conditions and are committed to ensuring the safety of all our event attendees; we will re-evaluate based on current CDC guidelines.

Tuition & Fees



  • 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)
  • Identifying and Pursuing Funding Opportunities
  • Creating Sustainable Facilities
  • Development Options
  • The Construction Process
  • Facility Survivability
  • Emerging Trends
  • Contracts



Ian Reeves, AIA

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

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.

Susan Gantt, LEED AP

Susan is a registered architect specializing in the design of public safety facilities in the state of Florida and throughout the US.  She also holds a general contractor’s license and has been accredited as a LEED AP by the U.S. Green Building Council.  During her 36-year career she has completed numerous projects for public sector clients.  Her work with public clients includes master planning, strategic planning & programming, and design of a wide variety of building types including law enforcement, public safety, emergency operations centers, communications/dispatch, traffic management, fire facilities and museums, municipal, public works, and public utilities. For the last 10 years, Susan has shared her design knowledge at local seminars, national conferences, and as a FEMA-certified instructor. As a practicing architect with Architects Design Group, she understands the importance of clearly communicating the security, survivability, and sustainability objectives to all stakeholders involved in utilizing, designing, constructing, and operating public safety facilities.

Rodney McManus, LEED AP

Rodney McManus is vice president of Architects Design Group. He is accredited as a LEED AP by the U.S. Green Building Council and has overseen multiple LEED-certified projects in his career. His work as a project and account manager with clients in the public sector includes municipal and public safety facilities. Prior to joining ADG, Rodney was a partner of an architectural firm in New York City where his focus was large-scale projects in the city and throughout the US. Rodney’s tenure in architecture enables him to understand a project from many perspectives – through the eyes of the designer and the client. He is very detail-oriented and is able to maintain a global focus. Rodney’s multi-faceted background gives him a solid understanding of specific project requirements. Rodney has taught these principles at multiple seminars and conferences.


The best part was the ability to network…to gain a better understanding of our project.
– Larry Wood
Springfield – Greene County, MO Public Safety Center
This is a very informative seminar that ensures you examine all aspects and considerations in building a new public safety facility. This is a great starting point for anyone considering this endeavor.
– Police Chief, Wayne Nero
Georgetown, TX Public Safety Complex
Most importantly, I was given a structure or road map to follow and use as a resource as we move forward in our project.
– Chief Sheldon Schmitt
Sitka Police Department, Alaska
There was so much valuable information with regard to planning a new EOC / 9-1-1 Center. There were a great deal of ideas to take back that we will incorporate.
– Marilyn Gable
Sarpy County, Nebraska
The seminar is a must if you have limited experience or exposure in the planning, design or project management for a new facility.
– Chief Kevin Breen
Salem, NH Fire Department
You must attend this seminar if planning to renovate or build a new facility. The information is critical.
– Chief Mike Bishop
Longview, TX Police Department

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