ATLANTA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER

The new Atlanta Public Safety Training Center will reimagine law enforcement training and Police/Fire Rescue community engagement. Building the Center will:

  • Improve morale, retention, recruitment and training for APD and AFR professionals and ensure that Atlanta attracts and motivates those most highly committed to careers in law enforcement
  • Set a national standard for community engagement, neighborhood sensitivity and devotion to the civil rights of all citizens by law enforcement
  • Embrace police reform and cultural sensitivity through an extensive training and educational partnership with the National Center for Civil & Human Rights
  • Facilitate collaboration and joint training between Atlanta’s police, fire/rescue agencies and their local, state and federal partner agencies
  • Welcome the community to its public spaces, including walking paths, picnic areas, a working Community Garden and weekly Farmers Market

Facilities will include:

  • Walking trails, picnic areas and public access greenspace
  • 30 acres for urban farming
  • Auditorium for police/fire and public use
  • Stables and 40 acres of pastureland for Mounted Patrol
  • Modular classroom and administration building
  • EVOC course for emergency vehicle driver training: Fire engines, ambulances, police patrol cars
  • Mock City for burn building training and urban police training
  • K-9 unit kennel AND TRAINING
  • Emergency Operations Center for collaborative law enforcement training
  • Atlanta Police Leadership Institute
  • Atlanta Fire/Rescue Academy
  • Atlanta Police Academy
  • Multi-use gymnasium for police, fire/rescue officers
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