The administration of justice requires the facilities to conduct the services, programs, and activities needed for swift and equal justice. As criminal justice facilities experience the need to replace, renovate, or expand, it is mission critical to have well defined and clear goals of space needs, security needs, and operational needs. Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc., has extensive experience spanning decades on understanding the past to predict the future space, technology and operational needs. Our services include:

Police Facilities

  • Facilities Master Planning
  • Personnel and Space Forecasts
  • Operational Evaluation
  • Spatial Standards and Need Assessment
  • Site Evaluation
  • Facility Development Programming and Planning
  • Architectural Security Design
  • Security System Design and Specification


  • Facility Master Planning
  • Policy and procedure Evaluation and Development
  • Evaluation of Institutional Security and Custody Practices
  • Security Needs Analysis of Vehicular, Personnel, and Products Movement Requirements
  • “Ligature resistant” Suicide Prevention Design
  • Development of Site Plan Concepts, Preliminary Building Form & Massing Concepts
  • Security and ADA Title II Accessibility Audit of Adult Institutions and Local Detention Centers
  • Analysis of Expansion Capabilities
  • Architectural Programming, Post Occupancy Evaluations
  • Prepare Independent Assessment of Relative Merit of Firms Under Consideration
  • Identification of Fire Detection, Building Security, Access Control and Perimeter Protection Systems
  • Planning and Design of Jails and Prisons
  • Suicide Prevention Analysis and Design
  • Inmate and Staff Violence Reduction Services
  • Public Hearing and Community Presentation Facilitation and Assistance
  • Expert Witness Testimony

Our Security & CPTED Book

Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention

21st Century 2nd Ed Book CoverBased on the tenets of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), the updated edition of this popular reference blends new design elements with the latest best-practice security measures. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the text emphasizes consideration of security aspects throughout the design process, including how to take stock of open spaces, avoid blind corners, and use landscaping to create secure spaces.