The goal of this planning effort for West Hempfield Township was to design one facility to support three key functions: Police, Administration and Public / Community Interaction. The design of the facility encourages interaction between departments and common spaces, while also providing each department with its own identity and separation of activities where necessary. Another goal was to design a facility that would help the Township Police Department to achieve accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. On the site, a clear and logical system of organized vehicular and pedestrian access was laid out. The aesthetic approach for the building was intended to reflect 21st century trends in government and law enforcement, while also respecting the heritage of the building’s Lancaster County location.