In 2007, the city of New York realized a need to modernize and consolidate the NYPD’s current training facilities, many of which were constructed over 40 years ago, that would allow for more tactical training which includes Counter Terrorism and Intelligence programs, and to create a new facility “to provide police officers and recruits with the most advanced law enforcement training facility in the world”.
To accommodate the immediate needs of the city, the new facility is being constructed in two phases. The current phase, slated for completion in 2013, is anchored by an eight-story academic and administrative support building which incorporates tiered classrooms, a large-scale physical training facility that will also have tactical gyms simulating actual streetscapes for training purposes, a field house, running track, parking lot, and central utility plant with chillers and boilers for the entire campus.
Once completed, the fully built-out academy will be able to handle 2,000 recruits at once, as well as train civilians, active duty officers, and visiting police officers. The campus is aiming for a LEED Silver rating.
Cerami & Associates is currently providing acoustical, audiovisual, and information technology consulting services on the project.