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LOS ENCINOS POLICE COMMUNITY CENTER
McAllen, Texas

The police-community network center is a police sub-station and a public community destination for resolving minor infractions. Office space is provided for officers to write reports and work on police business during the business day. The building has a community space available to other city departments and public visitors.

Improvements provided to serve the public include:
- General reception
- Six individual office size spaces for administration and interviews
- An open space plan work room with eight work stations
- An officer report writing area with six computer stations
- A multi-use community room utilized by the police functions and general community presentations
- Seating up to 48 participants in a conference workshop at writing tables
- Seating up to 60 participants in a public presentation forum
- Support space for the facility

In December of 2007, the Los Encinos Police Community Network Center received a Merit Award from the Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Design Awards Celebration held in McAllen, Texas.

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