Hi, I was hoping some people might have some ideas in regards to layout, colours, design, style and navigation for a Police College Intranet System?

This system would provide information for College Staff more than for students although there are areas for adding sections for students later on.

Ideas for some content to be added are:

Policies, manuals, publications, forms, procedures, news, BBS, surveys, polls, employee staff directory of contact information. Technology Based Training modules like CBT, search engine.

Does anyone have any ideas for a design in regards to this so that it looks formal and professional but simple to use.

I would be grateful for any comments or ideas.