This prestigious competition recognizes architects and law enforcement departments for their achievements in police station design and construction.

Deadline to enter is August 2!

Submission fee is $1,995. Start your entrytoday!


Receive national acclaim for your law enforcement station design projects with the 2024 Officer Station Design Awards!

This prestigious competition recognizes architects, general contractors, and law enforcement departments for their achievements in law enforcement station design and construction.

Your design entry will appear in the 2024 November/December issue of OFFICER Magazine,, and be seen by more than 200,000 chiefs, officers, manufacturers, and law enforcement personnel.

The annual Officer Station Design Awards is a valuable source of ideas and innovations for law enforcement primary influencers and governing bodies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be acknowledged as a leader in law enforcement stations and public safety architecture and receive national recognition for your facility and your client.

Projects must have been built after Jan 1, 2020. Judges have requested only completed projects be submitted, as renderings are subject to change during approvals, budget adjustments and final construction.

The awards will recognize superlative work in five categories:

LE Facilities I – More than 50,000 sq. ft. facilities staffing law enforcement personnel. Includes stand-alone police stations, sheriffs’ departments or state police facilities, etc.

LE Facilities II – Less than 50,000 sq. ft. facilities staffing law enforcement personnel. Includes stand-alone police stations, sheriffs’ departments or state police facilities, etc.

LE Facilities III – Less than 25,000 -sq. ft. facilities – police, sheriffs, state police, or other LE agency, etc.

Public Safety Centers – 911 dispatch centers, emergency operations centers, etc. as standalone LE or combined with other agencies or organizations such as fire or local government offices.

Training Facilities – LE or shared training facilities including Classrooms, firing ranges, sim villages, tracks, etc.

Sure it is an investment of time and effort to enter your design and construction in the 2024 Officer Station Design Awards program, but it is time well spent. Below are just a few of the many benefits associated with entering this year’s reviews program.

Honorees have made a groundbreaking contribution to the fire service community. They are recognized as leaders and innovators to the largest collection of law enforcement professionals, with coverage in Firehouse Magazine as well as on

Being an honoree is validation of your design and construction from a credible third party to the law enforcement community. It’s a great way to reinforce the quality of your design and construction to existing customers as well as potential customers.

Being recognized with a 2024 Officer Station Design Award is an additional tool for your sales team to use as part of their sales pitch. Companies recognized with this prestigious distinction can better compete for business since recognized honorees are less risky for potential customers.

Honorees rise above the competition and instantly tell the law enforcement community their design and construction has something unique and worthy of review.

Fully capitalize on your successful entry with announcements that grow your visibility in the industry. We even provide a press release template to use to promote your honoree status.

Top honorees are the proud recipients of a coveted 2024 Officer Station Design Award to be highlighted at your booth during industry shows and then showcased in your company lobby. You’ll also be able to use the 2024 Officer Station Design Award logo on your website and marketing literature to reinforce your success.

How to Submit

Creating an Account

  • Login or create your account here.
  • After you have created your account, you’ll be prompted to submit your entry.
  • If you are interrupted and don’t have time to complete your entry, it will be saved as IN PROGRESS until you have time to complete it. If you forgot your password, click “lost password.” Any required fields that are not filled in will be highlighted in red when you hit SAVE.
  • When your entry is complete, click ADD TO CART.
  • At this point, you can either ENTER ANOTHER SUBMISSION or CHECKOUT.
  • At CHECKOUT, submit your credit card details and click PROCESS (Only click PROCESS one time!).

    Troubleshooting Your Electronic Entry

    PROBLEM: I keep hitting SAVE but my entry is not saving.
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    PROBLEM: I did NOT receive a confirmation email after submitting my entry.
    Confirm you entered an accurate email address.
    Confirmation emails are sent once payment is submitted.

    Selection Process
    Each Officer Station Design Awards Entry Should Address the Following:

    • How your design and construction help customers meet their objectives, reduce operational expenses, and/or develop new revenue sources.
    • The unique features of this design and construction as it compares to competing solutions.

    Judges Will Review Your Entry Based on the Following Criteria:

    • Originality
    • Innovation
    • Positive impact on the customer
    • How well it addresses a new or existing requirement
    • Novelty of approach
    • Cost-effectiveness

    Make Sure to Include the Following in Your Judges Packet:

    • A spec sheet – detailing the parameters the product or service is designed to meet.
    • A brief technical description of how the product works.
    • A photo or photos.
    • Please Note: No more than 5 extra pages of documentation, including spec sheets, are allowed. Pictures, diagrams, and/or charts do not count toward your 5 pages.

    Optional Items to Consider:

    • Testimonials by users.
    • Simple brief that summarizes the ability of this design, and how it differentiates itself from the competition.
    • Photos and diagrams, particularly block diagrams or flow charts that help describe how the design of the facility meets customer needs.

    We want your entry to be as powerful and impressive as possible. Here are a few tips that will let the judges see your entry in the most favorable light.

    • Block time out on your calendar. Map out some time on your schedule so you can focus on your entry.
    • Use specific, quantitative, and instantly credible language. Avoid the urge to just copy and paste the text from your marketing collateral or website.
    • Be sure to answer the following questions about the facility’s design and construction. How does your expertise/experience help customers meet their objectives? How does it reduce operational expenses. What are the unique features of the facility as it compares to competing solutions? What makes it innovative?
    • Get input from the design and construction team. Coworkers at your company can help provide specific examples of how the development impacts the fire service community.
    • Download a preview of the entry form and compile your answers before completing the online entry. Once you’ve compiled your data, review your draft and confirm it demonstrates one of the following criteria: originality, innovation, positive impact on the customer, how well it addresses a new or existing requirement, novelty of approach, and cost-effectiveness.
    • Back up your claims with supporting evidence, such as charts, tables, or testimonials. Make it as easy as possible for the judges to look at your entry in the most favorable light.
    • Call or email if we can help!

    Submission Rates

    When do I need to submit my entry?
    Final entries are due August 2, 2024 before 11:59 PM EST.

    What if my design won’t be announced before the deadline?
    As long as it will be introduced by the beginning of November 2024, it still qualifies. (subject to change based on program year)

    My design won’t be announced until after the July entry deadline. How do you ensure confidentiality?
    Our judges, program director, and staff are under strict instructions not to share the details of unannounced facilities with their coworkers or anyone else. Additionally, we take pains to ensure in all cases that entries are not judged by employees of competitive companies.

    Worried about non-disclosure agreements?
    If you have an application that you would like to submit, but are worried that a non-disclosure agreement will prevent you from doing so, feel free to refer to the parties involved in general terms.

    When will we find out if we are a finalist?
    Honorees for the program will be notified in the fourth quarter of 2024

    Do you have a question about whether your project or application would be a worthy entrant?
    Reach out on questions like these and any others by contacting us.


    Submission Fee: $1,995

    Submission Deadline: August 2


    Jessica Ross
    Program Manager

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