© Tom Collicott

Artist Design Team
Codes & Protocols
2002

LOCATION
Seattle Justice Center
Seattle Police Department Headquarters Lobby
610 Fifth Avenue

FUNDING SOURCE
Fleets and Facilities Department 1% for Art


The design team of lead artist Pam Beyette and Michael Davis, Norie Sato and Richard Turner developed artwork for the Seattle Police Department Headquarters lobby which addresses the complexity of police work while expressing the mission of the department, "to protect and serve."

Codes & Protocols is a series of installations located on the north and south walls of the lobby. Two stone benches at either end of the lobby convey a sense of permanence, weight and stability. At one end, a cast police hat and keys represent service. The basket weave of police belts and holsters inspired the bronze sculptural panels. Together, the bronze and stone elements speak to the everyday reliability that citizens expect from the police.