Creating an Inviting Home Base with Police Lockers
FreeStyle Personal Storage Lockers are the customizable and secure way to provide comfort and quality to public safety locker rooms.
We don’t have to tell you that law enforcement personnel often face a strenuous environment—and doing small things to make them feel appreciated can go a long way. We’ve found a way to do that in an unlikely place—your department’s locker rooms.
For many police officers around the United States, a personal storage locker is “home base”—a place where they can keep personal and professional items safe and secure.
The FreeStyle® Personal Storage Locker is manufactured in a variety of different sizes in order to fit in any locker room. They come in varying heights measured in 1” increments in order to take advantage of available vertical space.
With a wide variety of accessories like bins, compartments, garment hooks, and drawers, customization becomes easy and allows each officer to securely store uniforms, equipment, weapons, bullet-proof vests, and their personal items.
The lockers also come in a wide variety of finishes to give the locker room a sleek and aesthetically pleasing appearance that suits the department’s style. They can also be customized with shields, logos, crests, or other graphics to make the locker room truly unique.
Do your officers need better personal storage lockers? Download the brochure to see all the options to securely store everything.
Need More Space?
If you’ve added more personnel to your department and need to increase the storage available in your locker rooms, addressing your concerns might take a little more work than a simple retrofit. For these situations, our storage experts have worked with departments to create floor plans that can maximize space in an existing footprint.
One way to increase the number of lockers in a current footprint is to consider tiered lockers with smaller openings, as not all personnel need full-sized lockers. In this solution, smaller “two-tier” lockers allow for an increase in the number of lockers in the same footprint and still retain the necessary ADA clearances.
Retractable Breadboard Bench Locker Seating
Another way to accommodate an increase in personnel is to reconsider locker room seating. When a department needed to add additional lockers and increase the size of those lockers, it had to omit the locker room’s freestanding benches. To create seating, retractable breadboard locker benches were created. Being able to retract the bench into the locker bases reduced the depth of each locker by 12″—making it possible to obtain the necessary number of lockers without having to give up seating.
“When people come in and they have better equipment to work with, that honestly helps them on the streets. They work a little harder and a little happier—and that translates into doing good work for the public.”
– Frederick Harran, Director of Public Safety, Bensalem Police Department
Comfort and Convenience
Intergrate Your Lockers & HVAC System
Sweaty uniforms are no fun for anyone and can create an unpleasant locker room environment, so slats or diamond perforated locker options are available to allow for natural air flow, or the locker bank can be integrated into the building’s HVAC system for even better drying.
Duty Bag Lockers
The time of your officers and other public safety personnel is precious—and when they need to move quickly, the last thing they need is to be held up by gear that isn’t immediately accessible. In these situations, duty bag lockers are an ideal way to create a secure storage space for this equipment while keeping it out of locker rooms and other spaces.
Public safety officers are likely to carry their own personal electronic devices as well as duty devices that need to stay charged during the day. FreeStyle Personal Storage Lockers can come with a modular electronic component that allows for mobile devices and other electronics to charge in the locker itself.
While it may not seem like something as simple as secure locker storage could contribute to an increase in a police department’s morale, that’s exactly what the FreeStyle lockers have done.
Is your locker room needing an update?
When you’re ready to design a new or renovate your existing locker room, contact us for free insights into the planning and design process. We can answer your questions and suggest layouts to optimize your space. There’s no cost and no obligation, so take the first step today!