Tag Archives: Training Facilities

Training Center Funding; New Ideas and Old Favorites

It has been the experience of IBG that federal and state funding avenues for public services training facilities are generally difficult to come by. Many government agencies take the approach that facilities (bricks and mortar) are the responsibility of the … Continue reading…

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Public Safety Training Center Planning: What Will Success Look Like?

What is the most important and first task that must be completed. It may not guarantee success, but without it will guarantee failure?

Understanding what a successful public safety, police, firefighter training center project will mean for you, your department and public you serve. Continue reading…

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Is There Revenue in Your Training Center’s Future? PART 3

The police and fire training centers of today look much different than they did 10 to 15 years ago. Static training drills, such as “stand and shoot” firearms qualification or repetitive hose deployment drills, have been improved through the growing … Continue reading…

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Public Safety Training Center Management; Ideas and Solutions

More Agencies Are Adopting a Multi-Department Approach In most cases, the Governance and Daily Operational Management of a Public Safety Training Center is pretty straightforward. Commonly, the Lead Training Officer has responsibility for daily operational management of the facility and … Continue reading…

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Training Facility Planning, Avoid The BIG Mistake

So you want to build a Police or Fire Training Center (maybe even a Combined Partnership). You’ve identified several potential locations. The chief is on board. You have strong support from the fire or police union (or both). The city manager has expressed optimism for the project. Congratulations you’re “almost” there. At this point the usual next step is to call over to the facilities department and purchasing and tell them you need an RFP for architectural design services. Big Mistake. Let me tell you why Continue reading…

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Police Training Center Going Regional In The Rockies

Three acres between the Meridian Police Department and the Idaho State Police headquarters currently stand empty. But before long, city officials said, they’ll hold the biggest law enforcement training facility in the northern Rockies. Continue reading…

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