Friday, November 20, 2009
City Council approves College Point police academy
From the Queens Courier:
Thanks to a 42 to 7 vote by the City Council – and a construction contract that has already been awarded – it seems that the new police academy in College Point is on track.
In fact, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday, November 17 that, “the city [can] move forward on constructing a 21st century police academy to train the next generation of New York’s Finest...we can now break ground on the new building.”
Located at College Point Boulevard and 28th Avenue, the academy is a $1.5 billion project that will consolidate all of the instruction facilities for new police, school safety and traffic enforcement officers, as well as the continuing education of veterans, on its 30-acre campus. It will have 250 classrooms, firing ranges, indoor and outdoor tracks and a tactical training village including a simulated subway station.
Photo from the Times Ledger