Metropolis Magazine—Secret Weapon: How LAPD Uses Design to Improve Community Relations

The city of Los Angeles has been working with the architects Perkins+Will to transform its fleet of bunker-like police stations into light-filled spaces that embrace their communities. Consider the words “Los Angeles” and “police” and the 1992 L.A. riots inevitably come to mind. But in the 25 years since, the city of Los Angeles has made a concerted effort to change directive, adopting the philosophy of “community policing,” which encourages more daily interaction between officers and members of the community (outside of high-stress or emergency situations).

See the whole article in the May 2017 issue of Metropolis.